Reply to post: How long, I wonder

Scottish enviro bods shrug off ransomware gang's extortion attempt as 4,000 files dumped online, saying it's nothing big

Neil Barnes Silver badge

How long, I wonder

Before files are encrypted as a matter of course? The only time it should be decrypted is when it's being worked on... There's a certain amount of satisfaction, I feel, in saying 'publish and be damned' in the knowledge that what is published is still invisible to most.

Certainly some (many?) companies these days require that files are stored on central servers - on premise or cloudy - if only for compliance or backup reasons. How difficult to encrypt on write?

(I'm probably missing something stunningly obvious; this sort of thing isn't my day job. I'm happy to be educated.)

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