By Paul A. Ferrillo & Dr. Christophe Veltsos
Hi. We are back. We had hoped to delay this update at least one more year, but that turned out not to be possible as, early on in 2016, the ransomware plague affected large swaths of corporate America and the healthcare system. And things have gotten uglier over the past few months.
Companies and organizations of great notoriety suffered cyber attacks, like the recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC),(1) the alleged hack on The New York Times by unknown sources, and very powerful distributed denial of service attacks against the website of famed blogger, Brian Krebs; a French media company called OVH; and a top-level domain name server company called Dyn.(2)