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Ransomware menace ramping up

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Cybercriminals behind ransomware attacks don’t care who you are, what you do or who gets hurt.

That goes for individuals, businesses and other organizations.

If computer systems aren’t sufficiently protected, cybercriminals can — and all too often do — wreak expensive havoc.

And governments aren’t immune.

Nunavut recently found this out the hard way.

The northern territory is still trying to recover from a Nov. 2 ransomware attack that encrypted vital files on all its servers and work computers. Government employees have had to revert to paper, phones and faxes for communications.

Fortunately, everything was securely backed up, so the territory will be able to........

© The Guardian