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HometechRansomware rampage hits record high with the US its top target

Ransomware rampage hits record high with the US its top target

Global ransomware attacks are at an all-time high after steadily increasing over the last few years. The worst part is that the U.S. is the top target in the world for all ransomware attacks, accounting for over 43% of the last 1,900 reported attacks in the last year, according to a report from Malwarebytes.

So why exactly are we the biggest target? What could we be doing wrong that’s making it so easy for ransomware attackers to go after us? I spoke with Steve Stone, head of Rubrik Zero labs, the Data Threat Search Unit at the cloud data management and data security company Rubrik, for more answers on this troubling topic.

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