Ransomware attacks around the world grow by 50%
Ransomware attacks on businesses around the world rose 50% last year, research into successful cyber-breaches shows.
Its popularity means malware is now responsible for 51% of all the incidents analysed in the annual Verizon data breach report.
This analyses almost 2,000 breaches to find out how firms were caught out by cyber-thieves.
It also found that measures taken by some firms after payment systems were targeted, stopped new breaches.