New research from cybersecurity vendor CrowdStrike shows data leaks as a result of ransomware attacks soared by 82 per cent in 2021, compared with 2020. The company's eighth annual Global Threat Report said it recorded 2,686 attacks as of December 31, 2021, which equated to an average of over 50 targeted ransomware events per week. When it came to financial demands, this was also up double-digits with ransomware-related diktats averaging $6.1m per ransom, up 36 per cent year on year. ...
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