Researchers have warned that the SamSam ransomware strain continues to be a major threat to organizations, with 67 targets on the receiving end of attacks this year, according to Symantec.
The security giant claimed that most targets in 2018 have been located in the US, with healthcare accounting for the largest number of attacks, around 24%.
“Why healthcare was a particular focus remains unknown,” it explained. “The attackers may believe that healthcare organizations are easier to infect. Or they may believe that these organizations are more likely to pay the ransom.”
By Phil Muncaster
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