For the last few years, cybercriminals have been focusing on another highly profitable attack vector: ransomware. It consists of a targeted attack or sporadic campaign often using spear phishing to let the ransomware code infect machines and systems. According to CSO Magazine, 93% of phishing emails contained ransomware in March of 2016 alone. Ransomware uses encryption to deny access to user’s data or resources. For a fee (ransom), the user or organization will get control back over his machine or system. According the to the FBI, the IC3 received 2,673 complaints identified as ransomware. The FBI reported that financial losses during the first three months of 2016 alone reached $209 million.
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