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How Much Do Businesses Pay for Stolen Data?

A lot, according to a new report

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One day early this year, employees at a hospital in Hollywood found their computers completely unusable. The hospital’s system had been taken over by malware, forcing doctors and nurses to resort to pen and paper to register new patients and keep records. The cyberattack came with a

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