Swiss info security body warns of ransomware attacks against businesses

Maria Nikolova reports:

Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) today issued a warning regarding a high number of ransomware attacks against Swiss businesses over the past weeks.

In recent weeks, MELANI / GovCERT has dealt with more than a dozen ransomware cases in which unknown perpetrators encrypted the systems of Swiss SMEs and large companies and rendered them unusable. The attackers made ransom demands of several tens of thousands of Swiss francs, in some cases even millions.

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