30% Rise In Ransomware Attacks Over Holiday Season

Report reveals 30% rise in ransomware attacks during the holidays – Cyber Security Connect

Darktrace has reported that its security researchers discovered a 30% increase in the average number of attempted ransomware attacks globally over the holiday season in every consecutive year from 2018 to 2020 compared, with the monthly average.

According to Justin Fier, director of cyber intelligence and analytics at Darktrace, the largest rise in attempted ransomware attacks is between Christmas and New Year’s when attackers know there will be fewer eyeballs on screens defending against threats.

“Based on what we’ve seen in previous years, holidays are consistent target periods for cyber attackers.” He said.

“Business leaders should know that there is available technology that can identify and respond to the initial warning signs of ransomware before attackers can hold critical systems hostage, even when human security teams are out of office.”

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