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Six frightening data stories that will give you nightmares

Spooky surprise
A massive tidal wave of security issues arose when the Wanna Cry ransomware swept the world. The virus gave the world a spooky surprise, crippling services and nearly bringing the NHS to its knees, with nurses and doctors having to abandon their online databases and write down their appointments on paper.

The virus was also wreaking havoc on the IT teams who had the gruelling task of bringing thousands of laptops back online and patching up the holes, to keep the ghastly virus out. To make things even more spine-chilling, any data not backed up by laptop users was lost completely, prolonging the agony for thousands of users. Productivity was severely affected – a haunting prospect for many.

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