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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Feb 10, 2017 | 9:59 AM PST

Back up your data. Or else!

Graham Cluley explains:

Ransomware ran amok in 2016.

Prominent crypto-malware strains like Jigsaw, Chimera, and Petya/Mischa had a field day encrypting unsuspecting users' data (and made a lot of money in the process, too).

Given ransomware's success, it's no surprise some developers of non-encrypting malware modified their software to begin asking victims for a ransom. The creators of KillDisk did it, and no doubt other criminals will follow suit.

To a certain extent, end-users wised up to (or at least became aware of) the ransomware threat in 2016, though for whatever reason, many chose not to create a data backup strategy. Maybe the task seemed too daunting. Maybe they just didn't have the time.

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