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Ransomware Targeting Enterprises Increases 500% Year Over Year

Raymond W. Burroughs

Cybercriminals are targeting Business Entities as they redirect their attacks from individuals to enterprises with presumptively deeper pockets.  This is especially true for Ransomware attacks, which have seen an increase of 189% from Q4 2018 and 508% from Q1 2018.

As detailed by Malwarebytes, and as reported by bleepingcomputer.com, this astonishing uptick in the detection of corporate ransomware may be attributed in large part to the Troldesh ransomware attack against commercial entities in Q1 2019.

Also see the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) annual Internet Crime Reports (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).