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Ransomware can wreak havoc on unprotected businesses

Between January and August of this year, more than 1,000 companies and individuals in Ireland (most likely far more, this is only according to our own industry records) were hit by a major viral internet epidemic known as ‘ransomware’. Ransomware infects your computer equipment and encrypts all user data with a password. A Word document or email then offers to provide that password for a price.

In a recent case involving an Irish-based medical practice with...

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