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New Mexico Agencies on Edge Amid Rising Ransomware Attacks

March 23, 2020

The ransomware attacks occurred between January 2018 and February 2020, and have put school districts and agencies on edge amid warnings of more technology terror, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

The New Mexico victims were not targeted because they were perceived to have an abundance of cash. Instead, they were the victims of a practice called “phishing,” in which hackers send out a blanket posting of hundreds or thousands of emails, explained Mary Adkins, supervisory special agent of the cyber squad in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque field office.

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