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German Hospitals Targeted in Ransomware Cybercrime

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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German Hospitals Targeted in Ransomware Cybercrime

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   Following the recent high-profile case of a Hollywood hospital falling prey to ransomware, several German hospitals are under siege with computer systems offline due to the actions of ransomware cybercriminals. Ransomware is easily among the most widespread, high-profile strains of malware lately which can be particularly nasty and disruptive. When a targeted machine or network of computers are infected, the malicious code encrypts files into lockdown, rendering them inaccessible. Data files and more are encrypted to the point where a decryption key – in exchange for a ransom demand – is required to gain access to the files again….

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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