The YouTube video seeks to raise awareness about Ransomware. This type of malware has extended from individuals to the corporate world. Companies and individuals paid out more than $209 million in ransom in the first quarter of 2016 alone. As at February 2016, over 24 million had been hit by a “Locky”. The figures are alarming and more measures need to be put in place.

The Lessons

  • Seek assistance from cyber security firms for advice on proper security of one’s devices
  • Conducting awareness in the private and public sectors
  • Security education and developing the integrated security ecosystem
  • Individuals and companies to adopt a multi-layered security system to reduce the level of vulnerabilities