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The heist: nobody is safe from Russia’s digital pirates

Ransomware attacks are a threat to us all

7 August 2021

9:00 AM

7 August 2021

9:00 AM

In April, the Harris network of London schools was held to ransom by hackers. ‘The first thing I did was panic,’ said Sir Dan Moynihan, the chief executive. It wasn’t simply that their computers didn’t work; many of the 50 schools couldn’t function. Some couldn’t open because their internet-controlled doors were jammed shut.

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