Ransomware: Huge rise in attacks this year as cyber criminals hunt bigger pay days

Ransomware: Huge rise in attacks this year as cyber criminals hunt bigger pay days

Posted September 9, 2020

Ransomware: Huge rise in attacks this year as cyber criminals hunt bigger pay days

  • There’s been a huge increase in the number of ransomware attacks over the course of 2020, with a seven-fold rise in campaigns compared with just last year alone, according to newly released data from cybersecurity researchers.
  • In many cases, hackers are following through with threats to leak data they’ve stolen in the run-up to deploying the ransomware attack if the victim doesn’t pay – something that might strike fear into future victims and encourage them to give into the extortion demands more quickly.

– Danny Palmer | September 9, 2020