Check Point warns channel of ransomware rise


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Israeli security company and maker of firewalls, Check Point, is predicting a rise in the use of ransomware in 2020.

It warns that the ransomware, but will not be the standard type of random attack, with it becoming more targeted.

Writing in its bog Check Point is forecasting more sophisticated ransomware attacks coming next year across the business and the public sector: “Attackers are spending time intelligence-gathering on their victims, to ensure they can inflict maximum disruption, and ransoms are scaled up accordingly.”

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