From the beginning of time, money, gold, diamonds and anything we place a monetary value on is merely a construct created to trade. The object of that trade is steeped in data.
Just so happens Ransomware is today’s construct.
I’m a firm believer Ransomware is a derivative of data theft. The object is to get your data and sell it for Bitcoin to you AND others using Ransomware to cover their tracks.
What happens when your data has been ex-filtrated from your systems?
Do you understand the value of your data? Data is your most valuable commodity, when taken what will you have left? Customers, a steadily decreasing bank balance, acquaintances who were once your employees?
I know, it’s not our business, but it is yours or at least it was before you got taken for a ride.