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"LockBit shows no remorse for ransomware attack on children's hospital."

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Russ Roberts (https://www.hawaiicybersecurityjournal.net).

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It even had the gall to set the ransom demand at $800K … for a nonprofit Ransomware gang LockBit is claiming responsibility for an attack on a Chicago children's hospital in an apparent deviation from its previous policy of not targeting nonprofits.…

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It's almost like years of false assurances have made people realize payments are pointless Trusting a ransomware crew to honor a deal isn't the greatest idea, and the world seems to be waking up to that. The number of victims who chose to pay dropped to a new low of 29 percent in the last quarter of 2023.…
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