Cyber extortion: A growth industry
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Cyber extortion: A growth industry

Cyber criminals have figured out a way to turn small money into big money: Encrypt the files of their victims, demand an affordable ransom of a few hundred dollars for the key, and watch the money pour in.

Source: www.cio.com

Ransomware is getting more and more sophisticated, and so are the criminals behind it. Take the PacMan example where Danish Chiropractors are targeted. Not a high profile group but anyone doing business or having money is a potential target.
Ransomware is fully automated and simple to acquire. SW can be ordered on the Dark Net hidden by TOR. It is the new street mugging or shop hold-up, that can hit anyone that unsuspiciously clicks on links in emails or on websites.

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Cyber extortion: A growth industry

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