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Ransomware attack forces Michigan utility to shut down systems, phone lines, email

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 9, 2016 in Industry News

Last week was a busy week when it comes to ransomware. New victims included a utility company, visitors to a toymaker’s website, pirates sailing The Pirate Bay and many more. Some cyber crooks are now demanding gift cards for ransom instead of bitcoin.

While it wasn’t all bad news, there are new decryptors and detectors, the FBI published a new warning about the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated ransomware campaigns.

 

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