Ransomware the New Online ‘Nightmare’ for Business

February 20, 2020

Albany Times Union

The kind of ransomware attack that froze Albany accounting firm BST’s records is growing increasingly common as hackers look for new targets to extort. One expert calls it “the nightmare scenario.”

It’s criminal networks being opportunistic,” said Curtis Dukes, executive vice president of Security Best Practices & Automation Group at the East Greenbush-based Center for Internet Security, of the ransomware trend.