RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new outbreak has added to the perfect storm caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in everyday business: the escalation of cyber attacks. Several companies have already fallen victim to a scam in which cybercriminals break into systems, hijack data and leave the internal network encrypted.

Then they ask for a ransom to unlock the data and prevent the stolen information from being sold to the competition or becoming public on the deep web, the internet layer that is not accessed by search engines like Google.

Cybersecurity experts alert that as a result of the pandemic . . .

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