Local governments continue to be the biggest target for ransomware attacks

From techrepublic.com

Computer security and hacking concept. Ransomware virus has encrypted data in laptop. Hacker is offering key to unlock encrypted data for money.

Barracuda Networks’ analysis of ransomware attacks over the past 12 months found that local municipal governments continue to be the preferred target, the amount of ransom demanded is on the rise, and more people are paying out. Combined, those three facts mean ransomware isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, Barracuda found it’s increasingly being used in conjunction with data breaches as well, with 41% of attacks combining the two. 

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