- McKeil shares her story on The Current , while a threat researcher at an international software security company provides context for the rise in ransomware attacks, and strategies for protecting yourself against them.
- The week the University of Calgary announced it paid $20,000 to hackers after a “ransomware” attack left them locked out of their own computer network.
- Sharon McKeil is one of many Canadians whose private computers have been attacked recently.
- Last month, her 15-year-old dog rescue charity was in jeopardy after her computer was hacked and files held for ransom.
- Cyber criminals have been using ransom to blackmail hospitals, businesses, and even cities such as Detroit, Michigan.
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@TheCurrentCBC: “”I had no access. I had to pay $500USD ransom in Bitcoin.” Sharon McKeil on ransomware.”
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