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Posted on: 05 Aug 2016 

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Ransomware is spreading


Malwarebytes sponsored a study which found in June, that 41 percent of businesses in the U.S. had encountered at least 1-5 ransomware attacks in the last 12 months.  This Study looked at businesses in Canada, U.S., Germany and the UK. The UK has the highest percentage of attacks, 42 percent of businesses surveyed were hit between 1-5 times. A further 8 percent of businesses have been hit 6-10 times.

Ransomware infects the computer and then encrypts the data on that machine. 34 percent of the surveyed businesses that have been victims reported losing revenue. Purely because the ransomware had prevented them from accessing important files.

The malware has generally been designed to infect laptops or desktop computers. The malware often comes through links and inside emails or attachments, also from websites and web applications.

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