Kaspersky researchers have detected more new ransomware modifications during the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2018.
Kaspersky IT Threat Evolution Q2 2019 report
Kaspersky’s report highlights that researchers detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in Q2 2019, along with a high number of infection attempts.
“The majority of new modifications belonged to the Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Gen family (various Trojans are automatically detected as such based on behavioral rules), as well as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.PolyRansom. The large number of PolyRansom modifications was due to the nature of this malware – it is a worm that creates numerous mutations of its own body,” researchers said in the report.
“In Q2 2019, Kaspersky products defeated ransomware attacks against 232,292 unique KSN users. This is 50,000+ fewer than the previous quarter,” researchers said.
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