Hackers are leaking Lady Gaga’s contacts, and threatening that Trump’s ‘dirty laundry’ is next — highlighting a race across the tech industry to stop an online crime wave that’s costing victims millions
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Extortion ransomware is the high-profile leaking of stolen documents pressuring victims to pay to get them returned. 

Leaking of Lady Gaga's documents this week – coupled with a threat that President Trump is next – raises the profile of a crime spree reshaping the cybersecurity industry. 

Startups including $1 billion KnowBe4, which pulled in a $300 million investment in June, are offering training and data backup to address ransomware

Older companies like Kaspersky and Sophos have upgraded...

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