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A new COVID-19 side effect: Ransomware attacks are up 109%

Tactics are becoming even more vicious and remote work has only increased the number of target points.

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“Ransomware is malicious software that infects your computer and displays messages demanding a fee to be paid in order for your system to work again.”

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Since a rise to prominence last year, ransomware has only gotten stronger and is being fueled by a rise in remote work and shift to online operations.

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