Ransomware attacks have sky-rocketed this year, with H1 2021 already surpassing last year’s total of 304.6 million. Attackers are continuously targeting established technology, infrastructure, innocent people and vulnerable institutions, resulting in a 151% year-to-date increase.
April and May of this year reached a new record high while June saw 78.4 recorded ransomware attacks. Both the UK and the US have seen massive spikes in incidents with 144% and 185% increases respectively. 64% of all recorded ransomware attacks that occurred throughout the first half of this year have been attributed to three ransomware families, specifically Ryuk, Cerber and SamSam.