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How the growing Russian ransomware threat is costing companies dear

With KP Snacks the latest cyber-attack victim, firms must learn to defend themselves against a mounting menace

The January snow lay thick on the Moscow ground, as masked officers of the FSB – Russia’s fearsome security agency – prepared to smash down the doors at one of 25 addresses they would raid that day.

Their target was REvil, a shadowy conclave of hackers that claimed to have stolen more than $100m (£74m) a year through “ransomware” attacks, before suddenly disappearing.

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