Ransomware Attacks Have Gone Stratospheric: Report

Positive Technologies on Wednesday released a report that indicates ransomware attacks have reached “stratospheric levels.”

Researchers into the Q2 2021 cybersecurity threatscape also point out the evolution in attack strategies along with a rise in malware created to target Unix-based systems. Many different versions of Unix exist and they share similarities. The most popular varieties are Sun Solaris, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS X.

The report finds ransomware assaults now account for 69 percent of all attacks involving malware. That is among the most disturbing findings. The research also reveals that the volume of attacks on governmental institutions soared in 2021, from 12 percent in Q1, to 20 percent in Q2.

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