Sep 142016
 

Maria Korolov reports:

A single ransomware author and distributor was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year, netting $94 million after expenses, according to a report released today.

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Total ransomware increased by 128 percent during the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year. There were 1.3 million new ransomware samples recorded, the highest number since McAfee began tracking it.

There were also nearly 2 million new mobile malware samples, also the highest ever recorded. Total mobile malware grew 151 percent in the past year, according to the report.

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