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ThreatList: Ransomware Trojans Picking Up Steam in 2019

ThreatList: Ransomware Trojans Picking Up Steam in 2019

With the number of unique cyberincidents continuing to grow, ransomware-based attacks in particular are on the rise in 2019, researchers said. Ransomware trojan-based infections jutted up from 9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 24 percent in the first quarter of 2019, said Positive Technologies researchers in […]

is is probably due to the educational efforts of cybersecurity experts urging users not to pay a ransom for file recovery. Be that as it might, attackers keep inventing new ways to manipulate users.”

The report outlined popular trends in the malware space – such as growing popularity of multimodular trojans and ransomware, and decreasing popularity of malicious cryptomining. Overall, cyberincidents grew by 11 percent from the first quarter of 2018 according to the report.

Ransomware

When it comes to ransomware, “the share of ransomware Trojans will remain high so long as there are people willing to pay a ransom,” researchers said.

In particular, ransomware attackers are looking in 2019 to reinvent the game with new tricks and tactics. CryptoMix hackers, for example, tricked victims by promising to donate ransom payments to a children’s charity.

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