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Ransomware Stats Continue to Climb

Trend Micro reports the following stats on ransomware. Was it really that bad in 2016/17? Apparently, but detections have gotten better. The prediction is that actors will continue to target high profile bigger payouts for the remainder of the year. Shore up your defenses now!

 

Year-Over-Year Ransomware Detections

2016                1,078,091,703
2017                   631,128,278
2018                     55,470,005
2019 (Jan to May) 43,854,210

 

Year-Over-Year Number of New Ransomware Families

2016 247
2017 327
2018 222
2019 (Jan to May) 44