Ransomware Attacks Increase by 50% in Q3
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The average daily number of ransomware attacks jumped by nearly 50% during the third quarter of 2020 compared to the first 6 months of the year.

According to a study carried out by Check Point, the highest number of ransomware attacks during the third quarter was recorded in the United States, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Russia.

In the case of the US, the figure rose by 98%, in Sri Lanka by 436%, and in Russia by 57.9%.

Since July, the activity of ransomware Maze and Ryuk has increased significantly. Ryuk attacks an average of 20 organizations per week.

In order to prevent this type of attack, Check Point's experts recommend making regular back-ups of data as well as updating software to eliminate potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.

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