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Ransomware screen on a computer. Some mainstream antivirus companies and malware researchers have published encryption keys for several strains of ransomware. Experts can determine the type of infection and see if an associated unlocker is available. (Photo: rawf8/Shutterstock)

Barely a week goes by without ransomware making the headlines. With COVID-19 accelerating a hyper-connected world, ransomware attacks will become even more disastrous. For instance, the unfortunate death of a patient at a hospital in Germany was linked to a ransomware attack that disrupted emergency care.

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