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The growing threat of ransomware: Lucrative, low-risk and easy to use

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 1, 2016.

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    Recent headlines are testament to the growing popularity of ransomware attacks on businesses and consumers alike. In January, for example, Lincolnshire County Council saw its computer systems shut down for four days after it received demands for a £1 million ransom. An attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre in the United States the following month netted at least $17,000 in Bitcoin for the “data kidnappers” responsible while, just recently, millions of Microsoft Office 365 users … More →

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