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A Food Bank In Washington Fell Victim of a Ransomware Attack

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Ransomware attacks have been mostly seen on profit-making organizations, but this time a non-profit making food bank fell a victim of a ransomware attack. Washington located Auburn Food Bank fell victim of a ransomware attack known as GlobeImposter 2.0. It has encrypted all the computers run on the Food Bank’s network. There is no clue about how the attackers have put ransomware into the network. Only one system is left without encryption which will be used for charity purpose.

Auburn Food Bank is a human empowering nonprofit making organization which offers free food on public places and runs entirely on charity. The Food Bank has denied paying the ransom demand to the attackers because the demands are very high and there is no guarantee that the crooks will decrypt all the files after getting the ransom. They asked to pay 1.2 bitcoins which is almost equal to $9,500.

To show their strength, the crooks decrypted a file, and later asked the ransom amount three times more. The food bank has chosen to change its network and systems instead of paying the unacceptable ransom. Many tools like ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware have today emerged as some of the best tools to deal with such crooks. And the organization is planning on implementing such anti ransomware tools in their new network and systems.

Auburn Food Bank Director, Debbie Christian, said that they are not going to pay the ransom amount and have preferred to vanish all the systems. Even the network server and mail server will also be replaced with new ones. And the plan is to build a new network and new files.

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8 Things to do in Croydon, London

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There is so much more to Croydon than the Boxpark that attracts a lot of visitors to the area. If  you have not yet explored the South London borough or need new things to do there, we’ve put together your ultimate guide below:

1. Exciting Escape Rooms

Address: Grants Entertainment Centre, 14 High Street, Croydon. CR0 1Y

An Escape Room is an hour-long adventure that you can enjoy with anyone, including colleagues, family or friends. Get locked in a room for an hour and work through clues and puzzles to unlock the door and escape within 60 minutes. Its a great way to spend an hour and it is going to leave you wanting more!

2. The 50p Building

Address: 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon.

Towering over Croydon with its unique coin-shaped structure, this concrete block is quite the landmark for tourists. Formerly known as The 50p Building, it has become a celebrated example of British architecture under the new name of No1 Croydonand is currently housing office blocks so whilst you can stand in amazement, you cant go inside.

3. Oxygen Freejumping

Address: Unit 5, The Colonnades, Purley Way, Croydon. CR0 4RQ

You can bounce your way from trampoline to trampoline, vault the podiums, twist down the tumble tracks and rebound off the walls, which are also trampolines or play dodgeball, volleyball and basketball whilst jumping! Great fun for people of all ages!

4. Funhouse

Address: 91-101 High St, Croydon CR0 1QF

Embrace your inner child and dive right into one of two enormous ball pits at Fun House. If that is not your thing then there’s table-tennis and pool tables for the adults, not to mention cocktails and ball pits with a bar to quench your thirst.

5. Addington Hills Viewing Platform

Address: 007 Postmill Cl, Croydon CR0 5HL

Gaze across towards London and over Croydon, spotting famous landmarks whilst you dine 460 feet above sea level from the top of Addington Hills. You can see as far as Fulham and Epping Forest and even Windsor Castle on a particularly clear day. Its quirky, exciting and a great way to spend a few hours!

6. Croydon Minster Tower

Address: Church St, Croydon CR0 1RN

The predominantly medieval tower is 125 feet high to the top of the pinnacles while the church itself is almost 150 feet long and the main body of the church is an impressive 92 feet high. The church is steeped in history – Six Archbishops of Canterbury were buried in the Minster. An absolute must for history and architecture lovers.

7. Cronx Brewery

Address: Unit 6, Vulcan Business Centre, Vulcan Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 9UG

You have the option of calling into the brewery on Vulcan Way to buy some beer to take home or if you prefer just sit back and enjoy a pint or two whilst visiting The Cronx Bar in Boxpark food and drink complex. Its the ideal spot for enjoying some down time after a busy day exploring.

8. BoxPark

Address: 99 George St, Croydon CR0 1LD

Aside from focussing solely on food and drink, Boxpark Croydon also has a fully functioning bar – BEATBOX. Every Thursday, Boxpark Croydon brings pioneering urban and electronic music to BEATBOX with a selection of events featuring legendary and up-and-coming DJ’s and performers.

Youll never be short of things to do in Croydon. Our list of attractions is designed to give you plenty of options, helping you to stay busy when in the area.

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