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Ransomware hits businesses and residents in Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES- Unassuming business owners in the City of Kawartha Lakes have had their data wiped out and lost thousands of dollars after being hit by Ransomware according to local experts. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim’s data or block access to your data unless a ransom is paid. Experts say even if you pay the ransom there’s no guarantee you will get your data back.

Shockingly many of the computers our experts examined were unprotected and vulnerable to these types of attacks.

 

&nbspphoto credit: Christiaan Colen Cryptolocker ransomware via photopin (license)

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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