Ransomware can destroy all your data. And even though 2017 was dubbed “the year of ransomware”, most users still systematically fail to protect their files.
2017 Statistics Have Revealed Some Disturbing Facts…
- Ransomware attacks have increased with 500% from 2015.
- Ransom demand for every attack has jumped from $294 in 2015 to $1,077 last year.
- Number of ransomware families is continuing to grow.
- Global ransomware damages are predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017.
Paying the ransom, however, only fosters cybercrime. Have one more look at the numbers. And keep in mind that…
Ransomware Is Now а Successful Business Model
According to TrendMicro, RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) is one of the main reasons behind that disturbing trend because it enables malware distributors to launch a ransomware campaign without much technical, coding or capital expertise.
“This particular strategy has been proven to be highly lucrative for cybercriminals, allowing malware creators to earn from their ransomware by enlisting a network of distributors.”
Ransomware is massively spread via carefully crafted and well-disguised
Q: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself from Ransomware?
A: It turns out that prevention is the best measure against all kinds of viruses, be it the flue or the ransomware.
For that, you need the support from a reliable tool designed to protect you.
A tool that is updated every day for the latest malware.
A tool that can also scan your system for existing threats and remove them safely.