CNBC’s Chris Francescani reported on April 26th: “Cyber criminals who have forced U.S. hospitals, schools and cities to pay hundreds of millions in blackmail or see their computer files destroyed are now targeting the unlikeliest group of victims — local police departments.”

Chris goes on to report that police stations in the USA are especially vulnerable to attacks because they have small IT departments with ancient systems.

This is a serious problem and in the last three months of 2016 the ransomware has cost victims more than $200 million. Worse still, this represents only the attacks that are known and reported. Many are not.

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