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Terrorist Cyber Attacks Are Coming, Security Experts Warn

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Terrorist Cyber Attacks Are Coming, Security Experts Warn

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 10:27, UTC.

Kaspersky Lab senior researchers warned at a cyber security conference in Baku, Azerbaijan that major cyber attacks on infrastructure in the Middle East are pending, with governments, companies and individuals mostly unprepared. The average ransomware is now $551,000, and security researchers find 310,000 new viruses every day. Ghareeb Saad, a senior researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said the scariest cyber attack is cryptoware, which deletes files and encrypts them without the victim’s knowledge before the victim faces a demand to pay a ransom in bitcoin to recover the information. Saad said the criminals even have a call center to tell victims…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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