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Arran Brewery hit by ransomware attack

A Scottish brewery has warned other firms to stay alert after it fell victim to a ransomware attack.

Arran Brewery said it was locked out of its own computer system after being duped into opening an email attachment which contained a virus.

According to the firm, the culprits then demanded two bitcoins, worth a total of £9,600, to restore the system.


Defenx, founded in 2009 and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON: DFX), is an up-and-coming company in the mobile security sector which offers a wide range of solutions for the protection of smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops.

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