1Kaspersky Lab Report Confirms Ransomware Spiked in Q1 2017
Security reports from multiple vendors in the last few months have detailed the rise of ransomware in 2016. A new report from Kaspersky Lab released on May 22, now shows that the ransomware trend accelerated significantly in the first quarter of 2017. In the first quarter of the year, Kaspersky Lab reported that its technologies detected and defended against 479,528,279 malicious attacks. Looking specifically at ransomware, Kaspersky reported that ransomware attacks were blocked on 240,799 computers of unique users. Ransomware has grown particularly fast on mobile devices rising from 4.64 percent of detected infections in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 16.42 percent in the first quarter of 2017. This slideshow looks at some of the highlights of the Kaspersky Lab Malware Report for the 2017 first quarter.
2Mobile Ransomware Infections Growing
3More Mobile Ransomware Trojan Packages Discovered in Q1
4Iran is The Most Attacked Country for Mobile Malware
5Ransomware Families Are Growing
6Cerber is the Most Widespread Encryption Ransomware
7Netherland is the Top Web Attack Source
8Web Browsers Remain Top Exploit Vector
Looking at the distribution of exploits used in attacks by the type of application attacked, Kaspersky Lab reported that browsers were the top vector at almost 44 percent.