Ransomware in the Middle East

  • Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 | 14.05 – 14.55 hrs | Level 1 | Room: Etihad Ballroom 1

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Ransomware is a malicious denial-of-service attack that encrypts data for extortion, holding information hostage in return for money. This presentation will cover types of ransomware, their design, propagation, encryption, command and control, targets, payment, proactive defense and reactive solutions. In particular, it will discuss the use and evolution of ransomware in the Middle East.


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