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A veritable tsunami of ransomware attacks hit Windows systems in the US public sector in 2019, with at least 948 government agencies, healthcare providers and educational establishments being affected at a cost estimated to be about US$7.5 billion, the security firm Emsisoft says in a report.

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The Snatch ransomware, that attacks Windows systems, appears to have incorporated a new trick into its routine by rebooting PCs into safe mode before beginning the encryption of files on an infected system, the security firm Sophos claims.

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The security firm Emsisoft has warned anyone hit by the Ryuk ransomware that the decryption tool supplied by the malicious attackers behind Ryuk may no longer be able to decrypt files that have been encrypted.

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