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Number of ransomware attacks surge more than 75%

Posted On: Sep. 2, 2019 6:18 AM CST

Japan-based cyber security firm Trend Micro Inc. said that it detected 46 million ransomware attacks against firms worldwide in the first half of this year, up 77% from 26 million attacks in the second half of 2018, SC Magazine reported.  A report by Trend Micro found that business email compromise attacks increased 52%, with firms in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom recording the most attempts.

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