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Is Ransomware the new reality?

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ale5ale5 164 Pts
Cyber pirates hacked into Disney, stole an upcoming movie and are demanding ransom, company CEO Bob Iger said on Monday.
http://nypost.com/2017/05/15/cyber-crooks-demand-ransom-after-stealing-new-disney-movie/

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39915440

They now even have ransomware as a service, where they make it easy for anyone to create ransomware and demand payments.  
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/03/17/ransomware-as-a-service-the-next-great-cyber-threat/#5c5b65224123

joecavalrykmelkevolution17
  1. Is Ransomware the new reality?

    5 votes
    1. Yes - it will get even worth
      80.00%
    2. No
      20.00%
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Arguments

  • Yes, it's getting really crazy.  Now with bitcoins, it makes is really easy to demand payments anonymously and a great way for criminals to monetize their hacking.  Their ROI is going through the roof, with mature ecosystems developing.  It is scary.
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  • joecavalryjoecavalry 252 Pts
    This is why people need to update to the news test windows software version.
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  • averyaproaveryapro 69 Pts
    I am going to have to say no, that Ransomware is not the new technology because CIA agents are already working to find a solution because, to be honest, I find this software pretty dangerous because it can result in cyber attacks and valuable information can be leaked to the cyber attackers which I find very dangerous and risky. Only because of this danger, I find that it could end up getting taken down or all of the servers taken down because I find this software dangerous. 
    kmelkevolution17
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