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Ransomware remains a threat 30 years on

10 days ago   |   By Beta News

As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms and in today's digitized world this has become a gold mine for cyber criminals. In fact, we have seen cyberattacks grow exponentially in the last 12 months and in particular ransomware attacks increased by more than 485 percent in 2020. Yet ransomware is nothing new. It is astounding to think that this attack technique has been around since 1989, when the first version was created by the "Father of Ransomware" Dr Joseph L. Popp. Disseminated via...
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