Ransomware by the numbers: Reassessing the threat’s global impact

While ransomware has been a threat in the infosecurity community, 2018 saw a steep decline in the overall number of ransomware detections. Here’s why: Whereas attackers would hit several users at a time and extort money from them, not everyone has the capacity to pay the ransom. Now with targeted ransomware, they focus their campaigns on high-profile victims who can pay. These include government agencies, healthcare organizations, billion-dollar entities and even sports and fitness companies. Read full article here

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