Ransomware attacks on the rise, targeting both individuals and organizations

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According to the Department of Homeland Security, ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting both individuals and organizations. Senior technology reporter for ProPublica, Renee Dudley, joins CBSN to talk about how some data recovery firms pay hackers' ransoms -- often without telling their clients.

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  • Wait what

    1k subs without videos challenge May 15, 2019 1:02 pm Reply
  • I transferred all my pictures onto disks.
    I don't care about anything else on my computer. I wouldn't pay a dime.

    Make Racists Afraid Again May 15, 2019 1:05 pm Reply
  • Good thing I use Windows 10

    HOMER DRUMPF May 15, 2019 1:07 pm Reply
  • *.BUFAS file extension from Chinese Hackers

    Vivek Kayastha May 15, 2019 1:07 pm Reply
  • Speaking of attacks….Democrats- Stop attacking our guys for wearing MAGA hats. We don't attack your guys for wearing dresses.

    Michael🇺🇸 May 15, 2019 1:08 pm Reply
  • Anti American Silicon Valley cannot be trusted with the secrets of America.

    Christopher May 15, 2019 1:17 pm Reply

    david wilson May 15, 2019 1:27 pm Reply
  • Don’t pay the ransom! We can get you data back. *for double the ransom

    Pure Ostension May 15, 2019 1:55 pm Reply
  • So it will be a tax on us all

    nosuchthing8 May 15, 2019 2:02 pm Reply
  • This would then be a legit indictable criminal enterprise. Do not negotiate with terrorists. The Iranian's are contracted from someone with motive, then.

    Lauren Padgett May 15, 2019 3:09 pm Reply
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    Nathaniel Anderson May 15, 2019 3:55 pm Reply
  • THIS WAS A MOVIE! Maybe they wrote it?

    Karen O May 15, 2019 10:51 pm Reply
  • rrr haha

    Oliver Giang May 15, 2019 11:00 pm Reply

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