Ransomware A Growing Threat To Businesses, Warns Europol

Europol has hailed improvements in how businesses respond to having data held to ransom by cyberattackers, although warned the practice is rapidly becoming more common.

High-profile ransomware attacks, such as May’s WannaCry malware that infected businesses in more than 150 countries, typically involve charging victims in virtual currency in exchange for the safe return of their data.

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