Paying the ransom from a ransomware attack is one of those things that people go back and forth on. Should they pay it, or shouldn’t they? It is usually advised not to pay ransoms. But with these unprecedented times, businesses may have no other choice. Because of the pandemic, businesses are already struggling to stay open, never mind having a ransom held over their heads.
Just as COVID-19 has weakened balance sheets, it has also weakened IT infrastructures. With some many people working from home, remote networks have been hastily set up across the country. When misconfigured or left unprotected, these networks provide hackers a perfect opportunity to sneak in undetected.