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Former Minnesota FBI special agent: 'Ransomware attacks likely to happen more often'

Former FBI Special Agent Kyle Loven told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the recent rise in ransomware cyberattacks on private companies and some public entities are "likely to happen more often" because cyber thieves are having success, which emboldens them to keep attacking.

"Although the government discourages companies to not pay ransom money, it is sometimes in the company's best interest to do so because they see it as a way to get their businesses back up and running in a shorter amount of time," Loven said.


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