As Cyber world grows bigger every day, cyber security problems grow with the same speed and in some cases even faster. Ransomware has become one of the biggest problem in cyber world and number one security problem for organizations and individuals as well.
It doesn’t request advanced hacking skills and the “pay” is good. Easy money in short.
This has brought that ransomware variants increase every year massively and it doesn’t show any signs of stooping. Since December last year security researchers recorded a growth of 600% in new ransomware families.
With regards to pay outs, in last year victims paid in ransom around 24 million USD. In the first quarter of this year victims payed closed to $209 million and security researchers estimated that by the end of 2016 it will reach up to 1 billion USD.
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However, as much as it is important to share awareness on ransomware and the impact it can produce it is even more important to have good security tools that can help you defeat it easily.
In October 2016, Avlab.pl tested and analyzed various security tools in the market in order to find the one that can provide the best ransomware protection and make individuals and organizations worry-free. The objective of the test was to check a real protection provided by security software against threats of crypto-ransomware to home users and small and medium businesses.
They have tested, various security tools which are available in the market, with default settings and in an identical test environment under same conditions and on the same basis.
For testing, Avlab.pl has used 28 malicious software files of crypto ransomware while among others there were: Cerber, CryptXXX, DetoxCrypto, Hitler Ransomware, HolyCrypt, Locky, Numecod, Petya, Jigsaw,Vipasana, Stampado and many others.