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Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016. Story of the year | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
Download the PDF Introduction In 2016, ransomware continued its rampage across the world, tightening its hold on data and devices, and on individuals and businesses. The numbers speak for themselves: 62 new ransomware families made their appearance. There was an 11-fold increase in the number of ransomware modifications: from 2,900 new modifications in January/March, to 32,091 in July/September. Attacks on business increased three-fold between January and the end of September: the difference between an attack every 2 minutes and one every 40 seconds. For individuals the rate of increase went from every 20 seconds to every 10 seconds. One in five small and medium-sized business who paid the ransom never got their data back. 2016 also saw ransomware grow in sophistication and diversity, for example: changing tack if it encountered financial software, written in scripting languages, exploiting new infection paths, becoming more targeted, and offering turn-key ransomware-as-a