Ransomware – Are You at Risk?

Since the 1980s, ransomware – an attack method in which malicious software locks down a user’s PC and files until they pay a set amount to the attacker – has been a constant in the digital realm. But until recently, the nature of the Internet meant that these attacks primarily targeted individuals. Criminals lacked an effective means of assaulting larger enterprises. This is no longer the case. On some level, you’re probably cognizant of this fact. After all, the healthcare industry has seen a massive surge in ransomware over the past few years, with one extorted hospital being forced to pay out $17,000. There are several core factors that have contributed to this unprecedented growth: The increasing popularity of Bitcoin, […]

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