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Have we reached peak ransomware? How the internet's biggest security problem has grown and what happens next

Ransomware has become such a significant problem that now even leaders of the global superpowers are discussing these attacks at high-profile summits.

The cyberattacks – which involve criminals encrypting networks and demanding payments that can reach millions of dollars in exchange for the decryption key – were one of the key discussion points during the first face-to-face meeting of US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ransomware was on the agenda following several high-profile campaigns against US targets, which caused significant disruption.

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