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Ransomware attacks against businesses increased threefold in 2016

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Dec
2016
Ransomware attacks against businesses increased threefold in 2016

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The number of ransomware attacks targeting companies increased threefold from January to September, affecting one in every five businesses worldwide.

According to a new report from security company Kaspersky Lab, the rate of ransomware attacks against businesses increased from one every two minutes to one every 40 seconds during that period. For consumers it was even worse, with the rate reaching one attack every 10 seconds in September.

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