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Singapore Growing Target for Ransomware Attacks: ST

City-state shoots up the rankings based on targeted attacks by ransomware from 44th in the first six months of 2019 to number 11 in January to June this year


Large, one-off thefts grab headlines, but cultivating longer-term relationships is far more effective.
Large, one-off thefts grab headlines, but cultivating longer-term relationships is far more effective. File photo: Reuters.

 

Hackers involved in ransomware attacks are increasingly focusing on Singapore, the Straits Times reported citing a report by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

The city-state shot up the rankings – based on targeted attacks by ransomware – from 44th in the first six months of 2019 to number 21 in the first half of last year and rose further to number 11 in January to June this year, the report said.

 

Read the full report: The Straits Times.

 

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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