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2017: the Year of Ransomware

Róisín Kiberd looks at the huge impact malware attacks have had over the past 12 months, and what businesses have learned from it

3rd December, 2017
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Anwesh Adhikari, product strategy specialist, Viatel

Has this been the worst year for ransomware on record and, if so, does that mean things can only get better?

“It was said at the start of the year that 2017 would be the year of ransomware, and I think that has proven to be so,” said James Meakin, EMEA senior marketing manager for data security at Dell EMC.

“At the moment, there’s an attack roughly every 40 seconds. Ransomware has advanced significantly...

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