1Mobile Ransomware Increasingly Targeting US, Kaspersky Reports
Ransomware attacks are growing around the world but not at uniform rates, and they differ depending on whether the victim is on a desktop or mobile device, according to Kaspersky Lab’s “Ransomware in 2016-2017” report, which was released on June 26. Worldwide between April 2016 and March 2017, Kaspersky Lab found that the number of users who encountered ransomware rose by 11.4 percent year-over-year—from 2,315,931 to 2,581,026 users. Mobile malware, however, declined by 4.62 percent over the same period, from 136,532 users in 2015-2016 to 130,232 in 2016-2017. While mobile malware declined globally, attacks have increasingly targeted mobile users in the United States. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Kaspersky Lab “Ransomware in 2016-2017” report.
2Ransomware Is Growing Overall
3Locky Leads a Mixed Set of Desktop Ransomware
4Turkish Users Are a Top Ransomware Target
5Mobile Ransomware Declines
6US Is Top Mobile Ransomware Target
7Fusob Is Leading Mobile Ransomware Malware
8Total Malware Attacks Remain Steady
Looking at the total volume of users attacked with any type of malware over 2015-2017, Kaspersky Lab found that attacks in 2017 so far have remained steady.