US and UK target 60% of global ransomware attacks

US and UK target 60% of global ransomware attacks

According to a report black mist, about 60% of global attacks by ransomware It targets the United States and the United Kingdom.

This is between January and October 2021, according to what the report called The state of ransomware in 2021, released by Black Vogue.

more than cafe attack They target government departments that intend to steal confidential state information. As of October 2021, the number of attacks by ransomware Globally targeting the United States.

Cybercriminals released a file cafe attack The most relevant this year, specifically for American companies, such as Colonial Pipeline, GBS Foods and Cassia.

attacks ransomware They cost companies millions of dollars and supply shortages over the following weeks.

Roughly 11% of ransomware attacks were directed at British companies. And there was a massive attack last month in October (October) British jeweler Graff. The criminal gang Conte leaked 69,000 confidential documents related to celebrities such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, David Beckham and others. The group demanded a ransom to stop spreading the information.

Canadian companies suffered 4.51% of all global ransomware attacks. In February, the DarkSide ransomware group attacked one of the largest rental agencies in Canada. The cybercriminals posted a notice on their leak site telling them that they stole 120GB of corporate, banking, and franchise data.

France and Japan received nearly 3% of ransomware attacks. Brazilian companies, India and Australia each shared 2% of ransomware attacks globally. Nearly 21% of ransomware attacks target the rest of the world.

Outdated technology and understaffed cyber security They make governments vulnerable to attack. Cybercriminals know that governments have confidential information, which is essential for public service.

Ransomware remains one of the most serious cyber threats to businesses and governments. As companies and authorities try to catch up with cyber defense technologies, attacks from cyber criminals They are increasingly sophisticated and annoying.

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