Ransomware Grows Up, Goes After Data Centers

Attacks on enterprise infrastructure reach unprecedented scale and ransomware payload

Think your data center is safe from ransomware attacks because the attackers only go after careless end users who click on malicious links or attachments?

Guess again.

One company that got hit recently is South Korean hosting firm Nayana, which was forced to pay about $1 million in ransom after just such an attack. The ransomware was a version of Erebus adapted to run on Linux servers, and the damage was deep. In addition to having to pay the ransom, thousands of customer websites were offline for weeks — and not all could be recovered even after the company paid to get the encryption keys.

These days, ransomware can spread, worm-like, into any machine, including servers at data centers.

Read full article at Data Center Technology.