Windows 10: Every 10 seconds someone gets hit by ransomware

  1.    29 Jul 2017 #1

    Every 10 seconds someone gets hit by ransomware


    I've just seen an advert on Facebook by Zonealarm where they state that every 10 seconds someone gets hit by ransomware. I wonder how true that is.
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       29 Jul 2017 #2

    swarfega said: View Post
    I've just seen an advert on Facebook by Zonealarm where they state that every 10 seconds someone gets hit by ransomware. I wonder how true that is.
    The source for that statement would seem to be this..

    David Emm, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab said:
    ...Our research shows the rate of ransomware attacks increased in 2016 from one attack every 20 seconds to one every 10 seconds...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/davi..._14815840.html

    ...or at least Zonealarm and Kaspersky are singing from the same hymn sheet....
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