Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2034 The real cost of ransomware: Attacks take most victims offline for at least a week
It only takes seconds for ransomware to block access to an entire network, but the vast majority of businesses remain locked out of crucial files and systems for a week or more, with the impact causing severe financial and reputational damage.

Data gathered from over a thousand businesses which have been victims of ransomware within the last year suggests that 85 percent of those infected by the malicious file encrypting software had their systems forced offline for at least a week, while a third of cases resulted in data being inaccessible for a month or more.

Worryingly, 15 percent of those targeted with ransomware found that their data was completely unrecoverable.
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#2041 Security lapse exposed New York airport's critical servers for a year
#2040 Watershed SHA1 collision just broke the WebKit repository, others may follow
#2039 Linus Torvalds on SHA1 and Git: 'The sky isn't falling'
#2038 SHA1 collider
#2037 Removing user admin rights mitigates 94% of all critical Microsoft vulnerabilities
#2036 List of sites possibly affected by Cloudflare's Cloudbleed HTTPS traffic leak
#2035 How security products are tested – part 1
#2034 The real cost of ransomware: Attacks take most victims offline for at least a week
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