Former Anonymous and Lulzsec hacker discusses his criminal past and gives his top tips for avoiding ransomware

Stuart Sumner
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Jake Davis, known as Topiary, breaks down the Travelex hack amongst others, and explains why the government's repeated attempts to outlaw end-to-end encryption will never work

Jake Davis, the former hacker known as ‘Topiary' and senior member of hacktivist groups Anonymous and Lulzsec has spoken about the scale of the ransomware challenge facing organisations today, and ...

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