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Global ransomware attacks increased 151% in the first half of this year, Canada’s spy agency

Global ransomware attacks increased by 151 percent in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020, Canada‚Äôs signals intelligence agency reported. Key Canadian infrastructure has regularly been targeted in ransomware attacks in which hackers essentially hold computer information hostage until they are paid, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said in a report published on Monday. […]