January 16, 2021

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“Sometimes the cheapest solution is to pay a ransom”: like hack …

"Sometimes the cheapest solution is to pay a ransom": like hack ...

In mid-January, the weaving machine manufacturer Picanol was on the ropes for weeks after a cyber attack and a ransom demand. On Monday it was the turn of the General Medical Laboratory in Antwerp. In the meantime, many other companies have also been victims. “The question is no longer whether you will ever be hacked as a company, but when,” says Geert Baudewijns from Secutec.

Hackers blocked all computers in the General Medical Laboratory in Antwerp on Monday. They ask for “ransom” to unblock the network. The laboratory that performs about 3,000 corona tests every day …