Stats Do Not Lie – Ransomware tops malicious attack charts

Stats Do Not Lie – Ransomware tops malicious attack charts

Is there no end to the madness that is online data security hacks? In an online first world the simple answer is no – the trend for criminals to take advantage of the widespread use of digital asset sharing is an issue that will grow before it shrinks. Our old foe ransomware is suddenly in the news again thanks to a startling new statistic.

Ransomware has now become the most popular form of malware used in cyber-attacks according to latest reports – almost 40% of all successful malware-based online attacks have involved ransomware (report via http://www.verizonenterprise.com/verizon-insights-lab/dbir/), where a programme infects a machine and encrypts data until a payment is made.

This malicious and privacy hacking software has been in the Academia thought process for some time, with our handy guides on how to protect your data still available here: http://academia.co.uk/are-we-still-taking-about-ransomware-2/

But our true solution has a new face….

With our partners at Sophos, we are proud to showcase our new partner page that makes online security simple. With powerful unified threat management for your entire network, the Sophos Central console is your cyber-security weapon against the ransomware threat.

Simply come to our new page to measure what your threat level is and understand how you can protect your precious data from all online attacks:

http://academia.co.uk/partners/sophos/

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