Ransomware. A Victim’s Perspective: A study on US and European Internet Users

Provided by Bitdefender

Category Cybercrime

Type White Paper

Length 12

Publish Date February 01 2016

Date posted December 14 2016


While ransomware has plagued the Windows operating system for a couple of years, its developers have expanded their horizon to new platforms. In 2015, ransomware caused $350 million in damage, living up to its reputation as one of the most significant menace targeting Internet users and organizations to date. Based on a study of over 3,0000 internet users, this paper y offers a victim’s perspective on data loss through crypto-ransomware.

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