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Almost all ransomware targets Windows devices

Almost all ransomware targets Windows devices

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An overwhelming majority of all ransomware is designed to target Windows computers, according to a comprehensive new study of malicious files.

Conducted by the popular web-based scanner service VirusTotal, the study is based on analysis of roughly one million ransomware samples, from a pool collected between January 2020 and August 2021 from over 140 countries.

“According to our study, 95% of ransomware files detected were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries (DLLs). Meanwhile, 2% were Android-based,” wrote VirtusTotal.

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