The Atlantic

How Much Do Businesses Pay for Stolen Data?

A lot, according to a new report
Source: Shawn Thew / AFP / Getty

One day early this year, employees at a hospital in Hollywood found their computers completely unusable. The hospital’s system had been taken over by malware, forcing doctors and nurses to resort to pen and paper to register new patients and keep records. The cyberattack came with a

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic1 min read
Letter: Can Dogs Experience Regret?
In The Atlantic’s March issue, William Brennan explained that, according to scientific research, just because a dog looks guilty doesn’t mean it feels that way. William Brennan writes that it is a myth that our dogs can experience guilt. Okay, but ho
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
There's Still Time to Act Against Russian Interference
This past Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller presented an indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian companies for illegally interfering with the U.S. political process, including during the 2016 presidential elections. The indictment gave
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Mystery Behind Frederick Douglass's Birthday
Two hundred years ago, one of the 19th century’s most significant Americans began his life in anonymity and bondage.