More Singapore businesses hit by ransomware attacks

In line with global trends, attackers were targeting large businesses with high value data or assets. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE- Cyber attacks have intensified in the first 10 months of the year, with many more businesses in Singapore reporting being held to ransom by malware as working from home became a norm amid the pandemic.

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) received 61 reports of ransomware attacks from January to last month, almost twice the 35 cases reported for the whole of last year.

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