Ransomware keeps its hold on your data, Verizon says

April 10, 2018

The company’s annual data breach report shows hacking attacks that take your files away got worse this year. They doubled and got more sophisticated.

If it’s any consolation to the city of Atlanta, it’s not alone.

In March, hackers took over the city government’s computer systemsscrambled up important files and refused to give back access until the city paid a $51,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. That’s an experience that lots of organizations have faced in the past year. Just in the last month, Baltimore recently found itself locked out of computers involved in its 911 emergency response system. And Boeing was also hit with a ransomware attack.

Complete article on cnet.com


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