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Ransomware eclipsing other cyber-threats - Europol

Friday 29 September 2017 | 09:43 CET | News
Ransomware attacks are fast eclipsing most other cyber-threats with global campaigns indiscriminately affecting victims across multiple industries in both the public and private sectors, according to Europol's new 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment. The spread of the WannaCry ransomware-worm in May, followed by the outbreak of the self-spreading Petya in June have targeted and affected critical national infrastructures at levels that could endanger lives, said Interpol, adding that poor digital hygiene standards and security practices have allowed the threat to quickly spread and

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Companies: Europol
Countries: Europe
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