Ransomware Spikes 14% in Q1

Kapersky spots large increase in ransomware in 2016.

Phil Muncaster

The number of users hit by ransomware increased by 30% in the first three months of the year, according to new data from Kaspersky Lab.

The Russian AV firm said its security prevented more than 370,000 attacks on users in Q1 2016, 17% of which were aimed at the corporate sector.

In total, it detected 2900 new malware ‘modifications’ in the period, an increase of 14% on the previous quarter.

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Source: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com