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Cyberthugs targeting companies with ransomware based on extortion amount for data

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 26, 2016.

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    As if the steady rise of ransomware isn’t alarming enough, businesses that get hit with ransomware may not be unlucky targets of opportunity, but targets of choice as cyberthugs are setting ransom demands based on how much valuable data a business has.

    That is just one cybersecurity and online privacy trend found in the 2016 Data Protection and Breach Readiness Guide. With a nod to Data Privacy Day, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its new guide as well as key findings from its analysis.

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