Kaseya says it didn't pay ransomware gang for decryption key after hacks affected hundreds

Kaseya didn't specify how it obtained the tool, however.

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The malicious sdownloads range from relatively innocuous adware to password stealers and trojans.

Average ransomware payment declined by 38% in second quarter of 2021, new Coveware report says

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The average payment was $136,576 in the second quarter.

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