Number of Internet users who met with attacks of ransomware that encrypts files is more than doubled in the third quarter of 2016 and it amounts to 821,865 people.
According to the IT Threat Evolution Report by the company Kaspersky Lab, Ransomware – a malicious program that encrypts files and requires sacrifice ransom in exchange for their decryption – is still one of the most common types of activities that involve modern cyber-criminals.
The cost of its development are relatively low and can provide potentially high income if it results in a successful infection.
Besides increasing number of its victims, criminals are also exploring new areas of its operation. In the third quarter of this year, the top five countries with the highest percentage of users affected by encrypted ransomware were: Japan (4.83%), Croatia (3.71%), South Korea (3.36%), Tunisia (3.22%) and Bulgaria (3.2%).
Since the encrypted Ransomware is one of the most dangerous types of malicious programs ever created, whose consequences can be very serious, Kaspersky Lab offers tips to protect yourself and your organization against these threats, and the same can be found at this LINK.