It was around 10:30 pm on a Saturday night when the email came in. One of the few on-duty employees read it and assumed it was a joke or some form of spam. The email said the network had been locked, and the company would need to pay a ransom of $400,000 to regain control of its system. Unfortunately, the email was not a joke. By Sunday morning, the company’s executive team realized the gravity of the situation. They had been hacked, and their network was now under the control of an anonymous bad actor.