Spotlight On: Targeted ransomware – a major trend in 2019


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On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, we turn the spotlight onto targeted ransomware – one of the most active threats we observed in 2019. Targeted ransomware has seen huge growth since the start of 2018, with 2019, in particular, seeing a big rise in the number of targeted ransomware families operating. We take a look at the reasons for this growth, outline the activities of some of the most interesting targeted ransomware families that have emerged in 2019, take you through how an attack like this works, and provider some essential tips to help you keep your business safe from targeted ransomware. Listen at Symantec Podcasts

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