This company was hit by ransomware. Here’s what they did next, and why they didn’t pay up


It started out as a normal Thursday for Tony Mendoza, senior IT director at Spectra Logic, a data storage company based in Boulder, Colorado. And then the ransomware attack began.

“We got some notifications of some system failings and it quickly turned into a lot of unrelated systems failing, which is really abnormal,” says Mendoza. He realised that the company was under attack – and that its files were being encrypted.

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