March 1, 2018 | Content Aggregator - Single Slide | Threats & Incidents
Ransomware attacks typically begin with an attacker sending a spam email with an archived attachment. Once the victim downloads the attachment, files on the victim’s computer become encrypted and the victim must choose whether to pay the ransom to (hopefully) recover their files.
About one quarter of all IoT attacks (24%) originated from China in 2018, followed by the U.S. at 10% and Brazil at 9.8%. Just 5.7% of IoT attacks originated in Russia.
The United States was the most targeted country by attack groups from 2016-2018, with 255 successful attacks. India was second with 128 attacks recorded and Japan had 69 attacks.