One in 98 UK Emails Are Loaded with Malware

Ransomware is still a major threat to businesses globally.

By Phil Muncaster

One in 98 emails received in the UK contained malware last year, with ransomware and shadow IT continuing to cause major headaches for information security managers, according to the latest Symantec data.

The security giant’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report claims the rate for email-borne threats in the UK is much higher than the one-in-131 rate seen globally, which itself is a five-year high.