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Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

Another significant wrinkle in the cybersecurity enterprise of hackers.

When it comes to earthquakes, we have a general sense for what to expect and science plugs along trying to learn more. This is not true across the board. One of the challenges about cybersecurity is that the threat is not static. It is evolving rapidly and like a virus it keeps mutating to find new pathways and weaknesses.

This Microsoft information calls out a new threat: “Ransomware as a service: Understanding the cybercrime gig economy and how to protect yourself.”

Now there are cyber criminals you can hire to do your bidding. Check out the link above to provide you with more nights of restless sleep.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.