Foreign hackers attempt to encrypt the hard drives of thousands of American computer users daily in an attempt to extort ransom payments for decryption, cybersecurity experts said yesterday, McClatchy Newspapers reports. “We’re looking at over 4,000 attacks a day,” Bob Gregg of ID Experts, a Portland, Or, firm that offers data breach protection, told a cybersecurity summit. Among targets of the extortionists are . . .
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