Increase Ransomware attacks in 2016

Posted on Jan 30 2017 - 9:28am by Editor

2016 saw a massive 3,500% increase in ‘Ransomware’ attacks, – a kind of malware that locks all the files on your computer. Access to the files can only be regained after paying ‘ransom’ to the cybercriminals. There has been a 600% increase in the new Ransomware families between 2015 and 2016, which shows the grave situation and misery of the internet users. The UK IT support group, TSG terms 2016 ‘The Year of Ransomwares’. Ransomwares usually reach to your system through emails and web apps.