Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

From nytimes.com

The former Denver headquarters of Colorado Timberline, which shut after a ransomware attack in 2018.

SAN FRANCISCO — New Orleans’s city government crippled. A maritime cargo facility temporarily closed. Hospitals forced to turn away patients. Small businesses shuttered.

The cause in each of these incidents: ransomware attacks. In recent years, hackers have taken to locking down entire computer networks and demanding payments to let users back into their systems.

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