Ransomware: It’s only a matter of time before a smart city falls victim, and we need to take action now

Ransomware attacks are going to get worse – and one could eventually take out the infrastructure of an entire 5G-enabled smart city, a cybersecurity expert has warned.

Cyber criminals deploying ransomware regularly target government services. Not only do public sector IT budgets mean networks are less secure against attacks, but said networks are also used to provide vital services to the community.

In some cases, local government agencies sime pay the ransom to decrypt the network and restore services, making them ideal targets for extortion..

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Source: ZDNet