IBM Report: Data breaches down, ransomware epidemic continues

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Data breaches are down almost 25 percent from 2016, according to the new IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2018. Normally, this would be something to celebrate, but not in this case. The IBM report concludes that cyber-criminals have simply “shifted their focus” to launch ransomware attacks that encrypt computer files and then destroys them, if the victim does not pay the ransom. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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