2016 – The Year of Ransomware

Posted on Jan 30 2017 - 9:21am by admin

A UK IT support group, TSG calls 2016 as ‘The Year of Ransomware’, amidst a 3,500% rise in these malware attacks. There has been a 600% increase in new Ransomware families in the recent times.

Ransomware is an extremely harmful kind of malware. It encodes all the files in your computer, and they can only be decrypted after the ‘ransom’ is paid to the cybercriminals, thus the name Ransomware. Almost 54% enterprises in UK have suffered a Ransomware attack. Ransomwares are usually transmitted to your systems through email links, email attachments and web apps.