Online Learning Update

May 3, 2021

Ransomware is growing at an alarming rate, warns GCHQ chief

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Danny Palmer, ZD Net

The scale and severity of ransomware is growing at an alarming rate as cyber criminals look to exploit poor cybersecurity to maximise profit, the director of GCHQ has warned. Organisations and their employees have been forced to adapt to different ways of working over the last year, with many now even more reliant on remote services and online collaboration platforms. But while the increased use of digital technology has provided people with many benefits, it is also benefiting cyber criminals who are able to exploit it for their own gain.

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