Re: Can somebody explain these ransomwear attacks?

I think a big problem may be that the ransom is actually very cost effective and probably the lowest line item cost in many of these situations where large revenue streams are interrupted and time=money (and maybe also health or life).

The original thought that it should be handled like standard DR and tighten up security may apply to very small businesses though where they could afford to try to ignore the ransom request and rebuild more securely hoping the criminals will move on and not come back for revenge.