What is Ragnar Locker?

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Unfortunately it isn’t a special level on your game which you achieved by being awesome….

Its a high threat cyber security attack, aimed at stealing your client and employee data, through an initial compromise of security and then further worming into your files. Followed by extortion requests for money to have the data returned, and if you don’t….then usually by your private company information being shared firstly on the dark web, and then more publicly.

I know some of my data was lost when I participated in the brushing reviews scam on Amazon, I didn’t really think about it at the time. But I still get requests by email and social media, despite ending that two years ago.

Resident Evil has been in the news as they were targeted by the Ragnar Locker. If you want to find out more, The Times has covered this gaming and IT security story. As well as other leading newspapers including online journals.

Hopefully the only locker in your life, will be the gym locker when things reopen, or the Amazon locker when you pick up your goods.

Remember cybersecurity and data breaches are very costly and although usually high profile companies are targeted, criminals are still active in searching for individuals information to try to mislead them into parting with money.

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