KSAT Q&A: ‘It’ll get worse before it gets better’: Cybersecurity expert discusses fighting ransomware attacks

KSAT Q&A: ‘It’ll get worse before it gets better’: Cybersecurity expert discusses fighting ransomware attacks
KSAT Q&A: ‘It’ll get worse before it gets better’: Cybersecurity expert discusses fighting ransomware attacks

SAN ANTONIO – Owner of data security company “Stash,” Chris Evans, discussed ransomware attacks and how to fight them in the KSAT Q&A.

Here are the three takeaways from today’s Q&A:

  • A ransomware attack happens every 11 seconds.
  • If your information has been targeted, you should change your username and password in addition to monitoring your credit.
  • While some attacks are state-sponsored, cybercriminals are behind most of the attacks.

About the Authors:

Myra Arthur reports and anchors KSAT News at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sharing the stories of her hometown is a dream come true. Myra graduated from high school in the Alamo City and went on to earn a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She came back home to San Antonio to join the KSAT 12 News team in 2012.

Tim Gerber is an investigative reporter and anchor on the KSAT Defenders team.