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Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?

Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years. So why does it feel like it's getting worse? Well, that's because it is getting worse.  SEE ALSO: A new ransomware is sweeping the globe, but there's a vaccine In seemingly no time at all, ransomware has gone from an obscure threat faced by a select few to a plague crippling hospitals, banks, public transportation systems, and even video games.
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