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Ransomware attacks are taking a bigger toll on victim's wallets

Today, 02:26 PM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

Hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average ransom demand to free computers hit with the infection rose to $1,077, up from $294 the year before, according to security firm Symantec.

“Attackers clearly think that there’s more to be squeezed from victims,” Symantec said in a Wednesdayreport.

In addition, the security company has been detecting more ransomware infection attempts. In 2016, the figure jumped 36 percent compared with the prior year.

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Do You Really Need Anti-virus on Your Linux Desktop?

Today, 12:50 PM

Posted by V.T. Eric Layton in Bruno's All Things Linux
An interesting article written by someone you may know...


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13% off Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB

Today, 01:00 PM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

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