According to one security expert, “2016 is proving to be the year of online extortion.” Attackers, he says, are no longer interested in just your credit cards: they want your personal information so they can hold it for ransom — or even sell it to the highest bidder.
Need an example? Look no further than this BBC article, which reports that a cybercriminal infiltrated three US healthcare organization databases and “stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.” Read the article to find out how this attack may have happened.
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