Ransom paid by police and law firms to hackers, says Calgary privacy expert

Danielle Nerman reports:

The president of the Privacy and Access Council of Canada says it’s not just individuals and small businesses who are shelling out to hackers who infect their computers with viruses.

“Police departments and law firms are very, very attractive targets and they pay quite often,” said Sharon Polsky, a Calgary data protection and privacy expert.

“If it’s worth it to them to regain control of their information, absolutely they’re going to pay it,” she said

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