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Mach1 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsWhy it matters: It's no secret that ransomware has become the hacker’s weapon of choice in recent years. We regularly see the malware used to extort hospitals, businesses, and local governments, but the growth in the number of incidents is shocking. In 2019, 205,280 organizations had files encrypted in ransomware attacks, a 41 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to security firm Emsisoft. The revelation comes from a New York Times report that examines the increase in recent ransomware attacks. According to security firm Coveware, the average payment for decrypti