According to the FBI, ransomware attacks are not going away.  The agency has issued a warning about ransomware attacks, calling them “high-impact”.  Recent targets include businesses, state and local governments and hospitals. 

Though not necessarily ‘where the money is’, individuals are targets too.  Many people are willing to pay the ransom in order to recover important documents, as well as the thousands of digital photos we’ve accumulated.  This is a good reminder to keep backups of all of our important and irreplaceable files.

 

See the Public Service Announcement at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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