Ransomware Tells Small Business Owners, ‘Your Money or Your Files’ | Businessweek

.. so-called ransomware infections have surged, encrypting billions of documents.

Hackers demand hundreds or thousands of dollars to provide the key that unscrambles files so you can view and use them again.

One particularly virulent strain, called CryptoWall, has infected about 625,000 systems and encrypted more than 5.25 billion files since mid-March, according to new research from Dell SecureWorks.

via Ransomware Tells Small Business Owners, ‘Your Money or Your Files’ – Businessweek.

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