The new crime model: why criminals are now holding our data for ransom rather than stealing or selling it

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The new crime model: why criminals are now holding our data for ransom rather than stealing or selling it
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The new crime model: why criminals are now holding our data for ransom rather than stealing or selling it

Ransomware has changed the economic model of cybercrime, argues Paul Farrington

2016 was dubbed "the year of ransomware" - and for good reason. Infoblox identified a 3,500 per cent increase in the creation of ransomware domains in the first quarter of the year. This ultimately led...

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