As devious as this method may seem, there is a simple way that you can protect yourself from this attack: enabling Google’s “two-factor authentication system”.
Usually, it is not the ransom itself, but business downtime and other consequences that will really disturb your business. Paying the possible ransom will of course hurt. But what will probably hurt more are the other repercussions to your business from a successful ransomware attack.
Yahoo has admitted that it was hit with the world’s largest ever cyber attack involving a breach of customer data. The historic hack, which occurred in 2013, could have resulted in the company losing the personal details and passwords of one billion accounts, it admitted.
Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts, the internet giant said Thursday, marking the biggest data breach in history.
Dropbox hurriedly warned its users last week to change their passwords if their accounts dated back prior to mid-2012. We now know why: the cloud-based storage service suffered a data breach that’s said to have affected more than 68 million accounts compromised during a hack that took place roughly four years ago.