Pharmacists have become the latest targets of sophisticated computer hacks known as ransomware attacks, which lock up PCs until victims pay up.

Once the hackers plant the virus, the files on a computer become encrypted and unable to be accessed.

I doubt very much that there’s targeting going on; instead I predict that they’ve been subject to bad luck and poor security practices.

It’s appropriate though to point out that proper off-site and off-line backups are a critical component of any business disaster recovery plan.

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