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No business too small to be hacked

Small and mid-size firms are susceptible to ransomware, a malware which holds data hostage in return for money

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Mr Eichen's company Rokenbok had been hit earlier with a denial of service attack that shut down the firm's website.

New York

JUST as the holiday shopping season neared, a toy company, Rokenbok Education, was navigating a nightmare situation: Its database files had been infected by malware.

Online criminals had encrypted company files, making them unusable, and were demanding a hefty ransom to