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Here's What You Need to Know About Ransomware (Listen)

Considering its alarming increase over the past couple of years, here are some facts about ransomware: It is getting harder to detect. It is being bundled with DDoS functionality. It is affecting some organizations multiple times per week. It doesn't just target traditional endpoint devices. 

Ransomware is bad. Meanwhile, you're searching for answers.

And how's this for a smoking gun as to the enormity of this threat? Companies are feeling so helpless that a growing number of them are apparently hoarding bitcoin just in case they are attacked by the insidious malware and forced to cave to the monetary demands of their attackers.

Ransomware is not immediately solvable, but there are ways to help reduce your risk to it. To learn exactly what the threat entails and what you can do to help mitigate your exposure, I sat down with Karl Sigler, Trustwave SpiderLabs threat intelligence manager, for an episode of "Trustwave Talks." Have a listen above.