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The Hidden Enemy: Malvertising and Ransomware

Malvertising is increasing in sophistication and prevalence, and often being used to distribute ransomware. According to the FBI, criminals are netting an estimated $325–500 million a year through these scams. But while the FBI is warning of a rise in ransomware, they are at a loss when it comes to how to handle it: “The ransomware is that good,” says Joseph Bonavolonta, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s CYBER and Counterintelligence Program in its Boston office. “To be honest, we often advise people just to pay the ransom.”

As malvertising-based infections (including ransomware) in businesses increase, questions will arise on who is accountable – ad networks, site owners, or owners of the ad content? If your company is a victim, and the FBI is just advising to pay the ransom, can you begin to seek legal remedy against the ad networks or content owners that were the vector for the infection?

This webinar gives the audience a better understanding of the impact of malvertising and ransomware. It will also tackle some of the biggest misconceptions, latest tactics/incidents, how these attacks are delivered and why your company may be at risk without you even knowing it.

  • The growth in malvertising and malvertising-based ransomware
  • A better understanding of the tactics and techniques cybercriminals use to deliver and cover up their malvertising campaigns
  • Tools and solutions to help detect, eliminate, and protect your business

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