Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1436 Two-thirds of companies pay ransomware demands: But not everyone gets their data back
The majority of organisations which become infected by ransomware will give into the demands of cybercriminals for reasons ranging from the importance of the encrypted data to the perceived low costs of ransom payments.

However, some companies have discovered the hard way that cybercriminals are not to be trusted, with many only paying hackers to unencrypt their files only to find that they never get their data back.

The figures on reactions to ransomware from Trend Micro come following a surge in cyberattacks using the file encrypting malicious software over the last year which has resulted in it becoming the largest threat to cybersecurity, as demonstrated by some cases of Locky infections against high-profile targets.
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#1436 Two-thirds of companies pay ransomware demands: But not everyone gets their data back
#1435 Google shuts down potentially massive Android bug
#1434 The missing piece – sophisticated OSX backdoor discovered
#1433 This nasty Android malware tries to bully its way past Marshmallow security features
#1432 Million more devices sharing known private keys for HTTPS, SSH admin
#1431 Modified USB ethernet adapter can steal Windows and Mac credentials
#1430 Critical flaws found in network management systems
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