Darktrace’s Dave Palmer on artificial intelligence-powered malware and hacks | Rob Price – Business Insider

 

Smart viruses will hold industrial equipment to ransom

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Ransomware is endemic right now. It’s a type of malware that encrypts everything on the victim’s computer or network, then demands a bitcoin ransom to decrypt it. If they don’t pay up in a set timeframe, the data is lost for good.

AI-infused ransomware could turbo-charge the risks these attacks make — self-organising to inflict maximum damage, and going after new, even more lucrative targets.

 

Source: Darktrace’s Dave Palmer on artificial intelligence-powered malware and hacks – Business Insider

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