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‘Retailers are a key target’: Behind the rise of ransomware attacks

Cyber attack malware wannacry ransomware virus encrypted files and lock on cloud computer concept. Hacker is offering key to unlock data for money. Vector illustration of security technology
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, with the breach of US IT firm Kaseya last weekend just the latest, biggest attack to make the headlines. Before that, there was meat processor JBS Foods and fuel supplier Colonial Pipeline. And tech and security experts believe there’s more to come, with the shift to remote working and online shopping and rise of ransomware insurance, which guarantees hackers a payout, creating something of a buffet line for cyber criminals.  “As we navigated through