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One for the Newspapers

31 May 2006 by Mother Superior

It’s very rare to type a phrase into Google Suggest and be told that there are only 205 results. But such is the case for “ransomware.”

Even more astonishing is that ransomware was brought to my attention by the Manchester Evening News today. My daily browse of BBC Online, The Register and ZDNet.com did not bring anything to light and yet, the front page of the local paper delivered a story of International importance about cybercrime through the tale of a local woman.

The first entry Google does offer is the Wikipedia definition which is worth a read.

It’s hugely important to keep informed about new emerging threats to our online security. But I have to admit I’m a little surprised by the source of the breaking news.

It shows that while the Internet has found ways to deliver the national and international news faster than ever before, it still has a little to learn when it comes to local news.

One to the MEN!