Ransomware Increases 148% During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21, 2020 - Less than a minute read

Ransomware Increases 148% During COVID-19 Pandemic

Security Bytes recently talked about how cybersecurity professionals reported an increase in cyberattacks. According to VMWare Carbon Black, ransomware attacks have increased 148% since the COVID-19 crisis started in the United States. VMWare Carbon Black has also reported that there were significant jumps in ransomware correlating with world events on certain days.

Cyber-attackers like to use current events to assist them with their devious deeds. To learn more about protecting yourself from ransomware check out Ransomware: What you really really need to know and Ransomware Dos and Donts at Small Business, Big Threat.