Ransomware spiked 752% in new families
Ransomware attacks became more tenacious than ever—with an increase of 752% of new ransomware families in 2016. Spam was the top infection vector.
Monthly number of Ransomware families added
The availability of open source ransomware and ransomware as a service (RaaS) will continue to make it easier for cybercriminals to run their own ransomware operations. Organizations should therefore stay vigilant to avoid losing data and money, and experiencing significant system downtime. Multilayered security solutions that employ machine learning and cover gateways, endpoints, networks, and servers can help prevent ransomware infections.