British firms paid more than £200m in ransoms last year

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British firms paid out over £200m in ransoms to hackers last year
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British firms paid out over £200m in ransoms to hackers last year

British firms paid the sixth-highest total ransom amount to attackers last year, after the USA, Italy, Germany, Spain and France

British firms were hit by nearly 5,000 ransomware attacks last year, forcing them to pay out nearly £210 million in ransoms to cyber criminals, according to the US cyber security firm Emsisoft. The company...

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