Ransomware Recovery Expert Scams Victims and Turns Out to be Nothing More than a Bitcoin Middleman

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Organizations falling victim to ransomware look for any way to ensure they get their files back. One Belasurian businessman promises decryption but is merely conning victims out of more money.

You’ve just become the next victim of a ransomware attack. Your company policy is to not pay the ransom. Backups don’t appear to be able to get it done. So, you search on the web for anyone that can decrypt files… and stumble upon “Dr. Shifro” – a Russian-based business that claims to be the only company that specializes in decrypting files, urging users to call.

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KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular integrated new school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 9,500 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO Fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s trainings based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of corporate IT defense.
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