HR managers have some clear advantages in the race to stop ransomware attacks. (Photo: iStock)

Ransomware attacks continue to plague businesses large and small. With impacts on all kinds of organizations — from independent consultants to leading health care providers, colleges to online gaming sites — employers must be alert to the dangers of ransomware.

But before companies can devise an effective strategy to thwart the hackers, it’s important to first understand what a ransomware attack looks like, how it begins and what kind of damage it can do.

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