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Why are governments so vulnerable to ransomware attacks?

March 11, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Ransomware is a constant feature of the threat landscape and despite the damage and disruption it can cause, governments are failing to protect against this form of malware.

Emisoft estimates that over 2019, ransomware attacks impacted at least 948 government agencies, educational entities, and healthcare providers. Analysis conducted by Recorded Future suggests that 81 successful ransomware attacks took place against US government bodies across the year, and these incidents would often have a knock-on effect of impacting high numbers of towns and cities in their local areas.

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