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Ransomware now accounts for 69% of all attacks that use malware

Ransomware now accounts for 69% of all attacks that use malware


Ransomware attacks have hit "stratospheric" levels, according to a report released Wednesday by cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies. In the second quarter of 2021, ransomware accounted for 69% of all attacks involving malware, a 30% jump from the same quarter in 2020. The most popular targets for ransomware were governmental, medical and industrial companies along with scientific and educational institutions.

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