Ransomware dominates the 2017 threat landscape

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Cyber attacks have been on the rise throughout 2017. According to endpoint security specialist Carbon Black, from January to December there has been a 328 percent jump in attacks against endpoints. This means a business with 10,000 employees seeing about 1,000 attacks every single day. It’s ransomware that continues to be a main attack vector for criminals though. Not only is it proliferating in underground markets on the dark web, it also cost global businesses an estimated $5 billion in 2017. The company’s latest threat report shows that in 2017 ransomware most often targeted tech companies, government organizations, and law…

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