Big ransomware attacks overshadowing other alarming trends


While high-profile ransomware attacks and data leaks have dominated the news this summer, experts say there are more alarming trends in the ransomware landscape.

In the last few months, a number of large, recognizable brands were hit by either confirmed or suspected ransomware attacks. Some of the names include Xerox, Canon, Konica Minolta, Garmin, Carnival Cruises and Brown-Forman Corporation (the maker of Jack Daniel’s), among others. But threat researchers say those headline-grabbing attacks have overshadowed other, more concerning trends.

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