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Ransomware rising

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 25, 2016.

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    Ransomware is a familiar plague in the online world – it has existed for more than 25 years and become increasingly common during the past decade.

    But, until recently, it has been aimed more at organizations or individual computers than devices. And that is changing. With the explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) – estimates of how many connected devices will be in use by 2020 range all the way up to 200 billion – experts say it is about to get much more common at the consumer level. An attack surface that broad and that vulnerable is irresistible to cybercriminals.

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