Spy Agency Chief Warns Ransomware Is The No1 Threat in UK

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According to the head of cybersecurity at GCHQ, ransomware is the biggest cybersecurity threat to most people and organizations in the UK, says The Guardian.  

Lindy Cameron, CEO of National Cyber Security Center, points out that the problem of hackers encrypting data and demanding cash for recovery is escalating and becoming more professionalized.  

Cameron plans to tell the Rusi think tank on Monday that while Internet surveillance by Russia, China, and other hostile states remains a malign strategic threat, the ransomware epidemic has become increasingly pressing. 

Cameron stated, “For the vast majority of UK citizens and businesses, and indeed for the vast majority of critical national infrastructure providers and government service providers, the primary key threat is not state actors but cybercriminals”…

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