"As we have not engaged with the criminals we are not aware of a ransom demand,"
is this the new - we have backups, so feck off - defence ?
"However, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, it turns out the criminals can't be trusted and do not delete the data after ransoms are paid."
SO, the bad guys cannot be trusted .....................
colour me surprised
but will this get EVERYONE on board with PROPER backups, and a system that actually TESTS the procedure too please ?
and looking at the 'victim' here, a social housing group, so they will not have bags of cash around, so I can only surmise they got hit because their network security was lacking ?
so to back track, it isn't JUST backups that are needed, you really DO need to pull your finger out, and sort out perimeter security too - who knew - feck me
just to add, if the bad guys are looking to companies of this size, then seriously, ANYONE can be a target, how long will it take to percolate down from the C level people, or should I say percolate UP to the C level people, and get them to understand that IT HAS to have a serious budget for network security in these days