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Ransomware – this is how you beat blackmailers

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As you would have probably heard, the ransomware WannaCry recently attacked approximately 200,000 Windows PC users in more than 150 countries.[1] The cyber criminals used the attack to encrypt sensitive data on the PCs, held the data hostage and demanded a payment of 300 US dollars in the form of the crypto currency Bitcoin. If those affected did not pay the amount within seven days, the blackmailers claimed they would delete the encrypted data. The attack affected a wide variety of organisations and individuals, including healthcare institutions and logistic companies.

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