The Register: For all the chaos it sows, fewer than 1% of threats are actually ransomware

The Register: For all the chaos it sows, fewer than 1% of threats are actually ransomware. “Ransomware dominated the threat landscape last year even though file-encrypting nasties made up less than one in a hundred examples of different Windows malware during 2016. The mode of action and damage created by file-encrypting trojans makes them a much greater threat than implied by a consideration of the numbers, according to a study by security testing outfit AV-Test.”

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