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Resource ID: #28787
Subject: Cyber security
Source: Renee Dudley
Affiliation: The Guardian, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Pantagraph.
Date: May 15, 2019; August 27, 2019; September 12, 2019; October 28, 2019; December 23, 2019



Millions of ransomware attacks have struck corporations, governments, hospitals and individuals. But this most common cyber crime typically is viewed as a foreign and unsolvable problem. Only ProPublica has investigated the American side of the equation, revealing how businesses across the country, from data recovery firms to insurers, take advantage of lax federal monitoring to profit from ransomware and fuel its explosive growth. They ignore warnings from the FBI and others that paying ransoms rewards criminals and encourages more attacks.
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