GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Cyber criminals are targeting hospitals, local schools, and businesses.Action 2 News has been following the JBS ransomware attack that disrupted the meat processing plant last week until the company reportedly paid $11 million to hackers to avoid any disruption to its supply chain.As the company continues to investigate how it was infiltrated, JBS said it invests $200 million on IT.According to security experts Action 2 News interviewed, money alone won’t protect businesses. It’s important to train employees on how to avoid cyber attacks, especially over email.
Gaurav Bansal is an information systems professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and he said hackers spend months studying a company and how to best infiltrate it.
“So that they can find that one Friday, 4:30 p.m. is a good time to send an email to an employee posing as the [Chief Executive Office],” Bansal said.
His solution is there needs to be less distraction in the work place as a way to help employees be more focused and pick up on these type of attempts.