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IT News Online – Measures to Generate Awareness amongst Workforce to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

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Ransomware is now one of the most potentially damaging, and prevalent, types of malware. With this lucrative crime, hackers break into a firm’s computer system, encrypting the data, which they will only release for a fee.

A Sophos report revealed that 83 percent of IT teams in India said the number of phishing emails targeting their employees increased during 2020. Even government agencies are not spared.

In February 2021, a number of senior Indian government officials, including those from the ministries of defense and external affairs, were targeted in a phishing campaign. According to the government officials, the attackers were using compromised government domain email accounts to launch their hacking attempts.

Back in July 2020, a major Indian snacks manufacturer, Haldiram, faced a ransomware attack on its servers by hackers who allegedly encrypted all its files, data, applications and systems and demanded a ransom of $700,000 for giving access to…

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