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Ransomware picks off broader targets with greater severity
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 04:07:06 PM »
Ransomware picks off broader targets with greater severity
7 March 2017, 1:10 pm

If you thought it was bad when the FBI reported last year that ransomware was on the rise, you should read the forecasts for this year. According to SonicWall’s most recent Annual Threat Report, “ransomware attacks grew 167 times since 2015, from 3.8 million in 2015 to 638 million in 2016.”

This year, TrendMicro sees a 25-percent growth in the number of new ransomware families available for use in breaches. Reports of the encroachment of ransomware on government, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, and health and safety are already climbing.

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