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Students willing to pay 1/10th of a ransom in a ransomware attack

19
Sep
2016

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Amid a considerable increase in ransomware attacks on higher education, students seem to hold an unrealistic view of the real cost of ransomware in relation to what they are willing to pay, if breached.

An alarming number of students don’t even have a security solution on their devices, found a survey conducted in July by Webroot. As many as 45% of students in the US admitted not being terribly concerned with computer security, and even more are relaxed about mobile devices.

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