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IDG Contributor Network: Defining ransomware and data breach disclosure

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 25, 2016.

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    Earlier this year, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid a $17,000 ransom in Bitcoin to unlock the hacker-imposed encryption on its data. A recent federal interagency report announced that since Jan. 1, 2016, there have already been over 4,000 reported ransomware incidents per day, more than three times the 1,000 such daily attacks that occurred throughout all of 2015.

    What are the effects of ransomware that have caused its recent rise to fame?

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