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21st Century Piracy

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Shayla

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Colleges and universities are now targets of ransomware attacks. A local one was recently hit, which took down their entire website during finals week. It's devastating, and other than knowing it came from Korea, no way to find the hackers. The insurance company said they're usually able to settle the claims for between $300,000.00 and $800,000.00, paid in bitcoin.

I feel for entities caught by this. Don't know if it's only activated by clicking on spear-phish links, or if hackers can more overtly infiltrate, but what a nightmare.
 
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