More than 600 US government entities hit with ransomware so far this year - and it's only going to get worse

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Ransomware-as-a-service has opened up this form of cyber attack to a wide range of threat actors
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Ransomware-as-a-service has opened up this form of cyber attack to a wide range of threat actors

Emisoft warning over rising ransomware epidemic that has overwhelmed public sector organisations, school districts and healthcare providers

A total of 621 public-sector organisations in the US have been subjected to serious ransomware attacks so far this year, according to security firm Emisoft. The news comes as the group behind th...

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