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Ransomware resurgence in 2016

In 2016, ransomware accounted for 25% cyber-attacks in the UK.

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In 2016, ransomware accounted for 25% cyber-attacks in the UK.


Ransomware is a malicious malware that affected 41% businesses in 2016 alone. The malware when enters your system encrypts your files and demands payment for the decryption key, hence the name.

To highlights its impact in 2016, the Technology Services Group’s developed an infographic, that gives us key information about Ransomware. It tells us that ransomware accounts for 25% cyber-attacks in the UK alone.

The infographic also shows that 59% attacks were distributed through email links and email attachments. Hackers sent fake invoices, bills and credit card reward schemes to make users believe they’re losing money.

Check the infographic below for more details:

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