How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking on Ransomware

By Anick Jesdanun

NEW YORK (AP) — Twice in the space of six weeks last quarter, the world suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them.

It’s clear that the world needs better defenses, and fortunately those are starting to emerge, if slowly and in patchwork fashion. When they arrive, we may have artificial intelligence to thank.

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