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Businesses bolster cyber defenses for new ransomware attacks


By Jim Finkle and Eric AuchardTORONTO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary.The pace of the attack by a destructive virus dubbed WannaCry slowed late on Friday, after the so-called "ransomware" locked up more than 100,000 computers, demanding owners pay to $300 to $600 get their data back."It's paused but it's going to happen again. We absolutely anticipate ...

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 09:07 IST