TOBY SHAPSHAK: Ransomware is the new normal
The brazen attack on City Power shows cybercriminals are gaining confidence in exploiting software weaknesses for profit
If you thought last week’s ransomware attack on City Power sounded like a movie script, it’s because that kind of scary possibility has been fictional fodder for years.
Films have long proposed the idea of hackers taking over a computer network for nefarious ends. Sadly, ransomware attacks have moved beyond movies into everyday reality.