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Words nearby ransomware
Example sentences from the Web for ransomware
It’s thought to be the second time in recent years that the company has been hit by ransomware.CD Projekt hit by ransomware attack, refuses to pay ransom|Zack Whittaker|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
Back in November, Capcom announced that personal data for up to 350,000 people may have been revealed by a "customized ransomware attack" on its systems.Capcom confirms at least 16,000 people affected by Nov. data breach|Kyle Orland|January 12, 2021|Ars Technica
If a ransomware attack disabled the operations of dozens of hospitals at this moment of maximum vulnerability, the impact would be profound.The hacker ‘ceasefire’ with hospitals is over—and that should terrify us|jakemeth|December 9, 2020|Fortune
Opportunistic criminals have also targeted stressed hospitals with ransomware attacks.
Earlier in October, facilities in Oregon, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin and California also fell prey to suspected ransomware attacks.Hospitals fighting COVID face another challenge: Hackers|Verne Kopytoff|December 5, 2020|Fortune
Ransomware “gangs” are successfully extorting $5 million a year, Symantec estimates.
Ransomware also can find people in other cyber back alleys, too: illegal music and movie downloaders are common targets.
Early ransomware attacks did attempt to live up to their name.