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Re: Yikes! Ransomware Could Take Over Your Hard Drive
Posted by Peter S. Vogel on 2015-01-05 11:04:29
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Malware is running rampant on the Internet, affecting smartphones, tablets and personal computers. Relatively new malware allows bad guys to encrypt devices until a ransom is paid. Usually the ransom is required in bitcoin, rather than U.S. currency, as it cannot be traced.
What are the legal and other risks associated with ransomware? Ransomware is largely directed at personal devices and small businesses, particularly since larger companies tend to have better Internet hygiene for their devices.





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Re: Yikes! Ransomware Could Take Over Your Hard Drive  Peter S. Vogel  2015-01-05 11:04:29
Re: Yikes! Ransomware Could Take Over Your Hard Drive  marcelbrown  2015-01-05 15:54:46
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