Ransomware Attacks Are Still On The Rise, Experts Warn

"One problem, says Brian Nussbaum, a former intelligence analyst and an assistant professor of public administration at the State University of New York at Albany, is that many smaller organizations, including local governments, just have fewer computer security resources to prepare for that kind of attack.

"It’s going to be something that will push them to improve their IT practices," he says. "But it’s something that I think we’re likely to see for at least a while longer until people start having good backups and doing other hygiene stuff that keeps you safe from it.""