FireEye Inc FEYE 1.88% , the U.S. company most widely known for its Mandiant arm’s investigations of high-profile breaches, said in a report on trends over the past year that so-called ransomware had afflicted hundreds of companies in addition to consumers.

Less commonly, hackers have been using destructive tools like those that temporarily crippled Sony Corp’s SNEJF -1.14% Sony Picture Entertainment networks and also hurt Sands Las Vegas Corp, FireEye said.

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Source: A Top Cybersecurity Firm Says Ransomware Attacks Are Getting Worse

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