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Students unaware about ransomware costs, impact

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Sep 16, 2016.

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    A new Webroot survey reveals a disconnect between what college students say they would pay to access personal data being held for ransom and the reality of actual ransomware payments. While students reported they would only pay around $50 to retrieve their personal data, typical ransomware payments actually range from $500 to $1,000. In May, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported there were 2,453 reported ransomware incidents in 2015, resulting in losses to victims … More →

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