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Ransomware in 2020: in the first half of the year 715% more attacks than a year ago

The number of ransomware attacks is growing rapidly. According to the Mid-Year Threat Landscape report published by Bitdefender, the significant increase is related to the coronavirus pandemic. Cybercriminals quickly picked up on the topic's liveliness and prevailing disinformation to trick unsuspecting users into clicking suspicious links more often than usual and opening malicious email attachments.