Cybersecurity Month: Ransomware Attacks Becoming Massive Threats
#Ransomware is becoming a massive threat all across the world.
In just 2019, 70 ransomware attacks have occurred within the first half of the year, with more than 50 of them being targeted cities according to a report by CBS News. The New York Times attributes these cyber-attacks on municipalities to criminal ransomware attackers who presume that smaller cities will have less security, resulting in easier access for a potential breach. NPR reported that 22 cities across Texas were hit with some kind of ransomware attack in the summer of 2019, costing that state millions of dollars.