It’s a business owner’s worst nightmare.
You arrive for work, sit down at your computer and find that you can’t access any of your files because cyber criminals have encrypted them, locking them from being accessed by anyone but the hackers themselves. It’s a grim scenario, and it’s happening with increasing frequency as hackers seek to extort money from businesses.
Kevin McDonald has seen plenty of these attacks as president of Noloki, an Irvine-based information security firm. McDonald addressed the rise of cyberterrorism at an economic forum held Tuesday at Caltech’s Athenaeum Club. Sponsored by Technolink Association, the event featured experts on the global