The Current State of Ransomware

The Current State of Ransomware

Attacks are up. Payments are down.

Attacks - The Bad News

  • Reports from Infosec Security magazine indicate that European small and midsized businesses paid out almost $100 Million last year to recover files encrypted by ransomware.

  • Respected anti malware vendor MalwareBytes tracked a 90% increase in the number of detected ransomware attacks.

  • The SophosLabs 2018 Malware forecast concludes "it’s a fair bet that Android and Windows will continue to
    be heavily targeted with ransomware and other malware, given the success attackers have had thus far" Sophos Forecast (pdf)

  • Payments - The Good News

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