Ransomware data kidnapping on the rise


The incidence of malicious software designed to hold personal data to ransom is up by a third, according to security experts. Panda Software reported a 30 per cent increase in software demanding payment to release computer files during the second quarter of the year.

So called 'ransomware' threatens to delete or encrypt users' documents unless a payment is made. Ransomware data kidnapping on the rise - vnunet.com

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