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Report Panda Security No Kidnapping, No Ransom

No Kidnapping, No Ransom

Ransomware is a problem affecting an ever higher number of companies, and one that only really comes to light when one of the attacks goes viral, this report explore the real cost of ransomware.

Ransomware is still one of the most lucrative weapons in a cybercriminal’s arsenal. This kind of cybercrime encrypts the files on a computer, and blocks access to them until the required ransom is received, generally in the form of bitcoin, an untraceable virtual cryptocurrency. The total cost of this Trojan in 2017 was around $5 billion, a 350% increase compared to the previous year, making it not only the most sophisticated type of cyberattack, but also the one with the highest impact.

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  • The paradigm of digital transformation
  • State sponsored attacks and how they affect the threat landscape
  • The price of attacks