Record 300 million Ransomware Attacks in first half of 2021


According to a report released by SonicWall, over 300 million ransomware attacks were observed in the first half of 2021, surpassing 2020s total of 302.73 million. And the highlight of the find is that the month June 2021 alone witnessed a record new high of 78.4 million file encrypting malware than compared to April and May of this year.

There has been a massive spike in the attacks in United States and UK alone as the attacks in the said two nations made up 185 percent and 144 percent of the total number of attacks, respectively.

Uncertainness accompanied by anxiety about when the businesses will leap back to normalcy, and the recent work from home norm has made the cyber crooks launch sophisticated attacks on corporations to gain finances and to sow discord. And this is said to have led to the rise in ransomware attacks.

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