Ransomware Attacks: What You Need To Know

Meatpacking-Ransomware
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, a worker heads into the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo. The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system late last month. Brazil-based JBS SA said on May 31 that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, but Wednesday, June 9, 2021 was the first time the company’s U.S. division confirmed that it had paid the ransom. David Zalubowski / AP Photo, File
Meatpacking-Ransomware
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, a worker heads into the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo. The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system late last month. Brazil-based JBS SA said on May 31 that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, but Wednesday, June 9, 2021 was the first time the company’s U.S. division confirmed that it had paid the ransom. David Zalubowski / AP Photo, File

Ransomware Attacks: What You Need To Know

An overseas ransomware attack is holding businesses hostage to the tune of $70 million. Could it happen here?

Reset learns about the latest attack and whether U.S. businesses, organizations and governments should be on alert.

GUEST: Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post technology reporter