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Crypto Ransomware Officially Eclipses Screen-Blocker Ransomware (Dark Reading)

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If the near-daily vendor reports are not enough indication already of the surging growth in ransomware infections in recent times, Kaspersky Lab has some new statistics to back it up.

Using anonymized data gathered from users of its security products, researchers from Kaspersky Lab tried to identify how many of them had encountered ransomware at least once over the past 12 months, and what type of ransomware was involved with each of those infections.

For purposes of the report, the company included screen-blocker malware as well as encryption malware in its definition of ransomware.