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Sherer, McLellan, Fedeles, Sterling Author Comprehensive Article on the Mechanics, Use and Effects of Ransomware

Articles / July 24, 2017

Partners James Sherer and Melinda McLellan and Associates Emily Fedeles and Nichole Sterling authored an article published in the May 2017 issue of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology titled “Ransomware – Practical and Legal Considerations for Confronting the New Economic Engine of the Dark Web.” The article provides a history of ransomware, how it works and is spread, its effect on businesses and the potential future of ransomware attacks. The authors conclude: “[T]he key will be education and vigilance to guide strategic responses to Ransomware incidents. In addition to taking steps to prevent Ransomware attacks, practitioners must prepare to respond as effectively and efficiently as possible to this ever-evolving threat.”

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