The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016 – CoinDesk

The FBI received more than 2,600 complaints about ransomware last year, according to a new report.

Published yesterday, the annual review of cybersecurity threats from the law enforcement agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) outlined a range of statistics, including the number of submissions it received regarding ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts an infected computer’s data, demanding a payment – usually in bitcoin – in return for the information being unlocked.

More at: The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016 – CoinDesk

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