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When contractors exact their revenge

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 30, 2015.

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    Extortion and ransomware on the rise
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    Extortion and ransom are crimes that have been around for centuries, and their new high-tech iterations are among the chief nightmares for infosecurity pros. There's good reason for anxiety: ransomware, malware that literally holds computers hostage, is on the rise in 2015. And while ransomware has traditionally targeted poorly protected PCs, it's been moving up the stack into servers that hold sensitive financial information.

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