Even as the government is talking about the Digital India vision, acts of cybercrime are on a rise. Nothing is safe on your personal computers or laptops as the attacks are becoming rather sophisticated. The latest to fall victim to the ransomware attack is an East Delhi-based businessman who cannot access 500 GB of his company’s data, personal pictures and videos stored on his laptop till he makes a payment of $500 to an unidentified hacker.
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Prateek Sachdeva took his laptop to top technicians who failed to decrypt the file which was hacked and now, the cyber crooks are demanding money to unlock the data. If Sachdeva fails to pay the amount in Bitcoins (digital currency) then the hacker will double the amount or delete his data.