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Ransomware Still on the Rise

Anne Bisagno

29 SECOND READ

More new types of ransomware emerged in the first six months of 2016 than the entire previous year, doubling the total number of varieties out there, says a recent report from security software firm Trend Micro. The report also says ransomware cost businesses $209 million in the first half of 2016 alone.

 

Meanwhile, a survey of top security pros suggests this rapid growth in ransomware is one of the most serious new cyberthreats they face — in fact, more than a third of them called it their biggest emerging concern.

 

The best response to ransomware is twofold: first, keep it off your network, and second, if that fails, have a full backup of your data so you don't have to pay to retrieve it. Xantrion can help you with both.

 

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