Ransomware on the rise

Number of reports from Jan to Oct twice that for whole of 2019 as more working from home

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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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2020, with the headline Ransomware on the rise. Subscribe