Microsoft reports decrease in ransomware attacks since September last year


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We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft reports decrease in ransomware attacks since September last year[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2017/02/ransomware-monthly-encounters-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Microsoft reports that the number of ransomware attacks on Windows computers has decreased. The company bases the information on data collected by Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus application in Windows.

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[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2788430]We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft reports decrease in ransomware attacks since September last year[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2017/02/ransomware-monthly-encounters-95x75.png[/newsimage]

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Guess something is working right… :stuck_out_tongue:

most attempts to infect users with the malware took place in the United States.
This come as no surprise in the day of click and satisfy one’s ego.

Microsoft warns that the threat of ransomware is not over, despite the decrease of ransomware attempts. Cybercriminals continue to try to infect regulars but have also expanded their working area to other platforms like servers.
This will never stop and be ongoing war but with hosts edits that will also stop redirects and attempt to load malware browser links. Also this is why one needs to migrate from outdated O/S like XP, Vista, and now going to be Windows 7 in 2020 for Internet usage if one wants to avoid become a zombie and botnet troll-oh and get rid of bloatware Norton, McAfee that does nothing but help malware infect more.


#3

I would like to stress you all not to take this ‘decline’ too serious. The threat is very much there, but comes in waves. these days they seem to reform to encompass other platforms than Windows as well and so we can catch our breath at the moment.

We’ve seen ransomware targeting Linux and Mac in this period. We should take into account that the malware coders are no ‘large’ entity within the realm of computing, but still work steadily towards a new goal or perfecting an old which didn’t pay off.

Instead of thinking now we’re finally over it, we really ought to be thinking ‘what are they up to these days’ - and by searching the net for the latest threats across the board, we may be able to get closer to that answer.

Just my thoughts on the subject :flower: