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The coronavirus pandemic and the sharp rise in people working from home appear to have resulted in a significant drop in Windows ransomware attacks on US government agencies, educational establishments and healthcare providers in the first three months of 2020.

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There has been a spike in ransomware attacks as cybercriminals capitalise on the COVID 19 pandemic, according to a new report which found that ransomware attacks can be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle - suggesting attackers are being “nefariously opportunistic” and leverage breaking news to take advantage of vulnerable populations. 

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Technology consulting company Cognizant has suffered an attack by the Maze ransomware that hits Windows systems, the company said in a note on Saturday, but provided little detail as to when the attack had been detected.

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