Symantec alerts a ransomwares increase in 2017


According to Symantec a company specialized in IT security, ransomwares increased by 36% between 2015 and 2016. These viruses that block computers and require a ransom keep increasing during the six first months of 2017 infecting more and more computers. Between January and June 2017 Symantec anti-viruses blocked and identified 319.000 ransomwares.

To guard against ransomwares, web users absolutely have to install the updates suggested by the operating system and avoid downloading attachments whose they do not know the sender.

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