Ransomware developers are always one step ahead of security researchers these days. Not only in the way their software works, but also how they target potential victims. American businesses are seeing an influx in ransomware attacks all of a sudden. More particularly, company executives are a prime target for ransom are right now.
While nearly nine in ten ransomware attacks are targeting hospitals these days, corporations are not out of the woods just yet. A new study unveiled how 40% of businesses investigated had dealt with ransomware attacks in the past twelve months. That is a rather surprising number, and it looks like the attacks are only becoming more frequent as well.
SME’s Often Hit By Ransomware In The Past Year
Most people assume individual users are the primary target for ransomware attacks, but that is far from the case. In fact, individual users are far less popular among ransomware distributors these days, even though they are more likely to pay the ransom fee in Bitcoin. But by going after hospitals and corporations, more lucrative targets are being created.