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IDG Contributor Network: Kaspersky: Ransomware doubled last year, shifted focus to enterprise

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    A majority of PCs in the workplace were struck by “at least one attempted malware infection” last year, cybersecurity company Kaspersky said in an overview of corporate threats observed throughout 2015 released last month.

    Well over half, or 58%, of PCs were infected. That’s a gain of 3% over 2014.

    Meanwhile, CryptoLocker attacks doubled, Kaspersky says in its press release about the report.

    CryptoLocker attacks are when a trojan-infected PC user receives a ransom demand to decrypt files, stop a denial of service attack, or other onerous result if the ransom isn’t paid.

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