The Art of the Steal: Why Criminals Love Cyber ExtortionMcAfee's Raj Samani and John Fokker Review the Latest Threats
Criminals continue to target organizations and individuals with extortion schemes, such as by infecting targets with Ryuk and GandCrab ransomware, say Raj Samani, chief scientist of McAfee, and John Fokker, McAfee's head of cyber investigations.
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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Samani and Fokker discuss:
- Extortion schemes;
- The business model behind GandCrab and Ryuk ransomware;
- IoT smart lock security: A positive coordinated-fix story;
- The anti-ransomware No More Ransom initiative.
Samani is the chief scientist of McAfee and a cybersecurity adviser to EU's law enforcement agency, Europol.
Fokker heads cyber investigations for McAfee. He was previously the project leader for the cybercrime threat intelligence team for the Dutch Police.