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May 15 2017   6:26PM GMT

ransomware

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

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Encryption
malware
Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious code that is used by cybercriminals to launch data kidnapping and lockscreen attacks. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Ransomware attacks happen, but the important thing is to minimize the impact and demonstrate a timely recovery.” – Mike O. Villegas

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Writing for Business
Ransomware hasn’t been in the news for _______ but it seems to be making a comeback.
a. a while
b. awhile
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