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“Ransomware incidents have surged 50 percent from a year ago, educational institutions are becoming a playground for cyber espionage and 68 percent of healthcare security threats are internal, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR).

Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it’s booming, how to protect against it, and what to do if your PC’s infected.

At a high level, Verizon’s DBIR isn’t that surprising. One of the recent trends is that cybercriminals have been targeting smaller companies. According to Verizon, 61 percent of data breach victims in the DBIR have less than 1,000 employees.”

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Author: Larry Dignan