2016 is the “Year of Ransomware”… but why? [Infographic]

by Klaus on December 23, 2016

in Articles

Ransomware has rarely been out of the headlines in 2016, as the malicious malware came back with a bang. Ransomware, usually disseminated through email links or attachments, encrypts files on the victim’s computers and demands a ransom for their safe return – hence the name.

With a 3,500% increase in attacks in 2016 alone, Ransomware is a topic you need to know about. Take a look at this handy ransomware infographic by TSG.com (see below), that includes everything you need to know about Ransomware, including how to prevent it.

 

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Hells Pawn December 31, 2016 at 11:20

Ransomewares are really very bad for the users as most of the victims pay the ransom to the Black Hat Hackers. Thanks for the detailed statistics.

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