A laptop screen displays a message after it was infected with ransomware during a worldwide cyberattack, in Geldrop, the Netherlands, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
A laptop screen displays a message after it was infected with ransomware during a worldwide cyberattack, in Geldrop, the Netherlands, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

The rise of ransomware: how data extortion became the biggest thing in cybercrime

A laptop screen displays a message after it was infected with ransomware during a worldwide cyberattack, in Geldrop, the Netherlands, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
A laptop screen displays a message after it was infected with ransomware during a worldwide cyberattack, in Geldrop, the Netherlands, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
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