Ransomware attacks have risen dramatically, since the pandemic interrupted the speed of life last year.
Ransomware attacks wreaked havoc on a variety of industries last year, according to research.
Now, a new study examines the ransomware attacks that have occurred this year.
Since April, an average of over 1,000 organizations have been affected by ransomware attacks, according to a study by Check Point Research (CPR).
This follows a 21% rise in the first quarter of the year and a 7% increase since April.
According to the survey, this trend has culminated in a whopping 102 percent increase in the number of organizations hit by ransomware since the start of 2020.
In terms of regional effects, according to the study, organizations in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are experiencing the highest amount of ransomware attacks.
Organizations in APAC are targeted 51 times per week on average.
According to CPR, this is a 14 percent rise from the start of the year.
According to the survey, on average, a North American organization experiences 29 weekly attacks, while European and Latin American organizations each experienced 14 attacks per week.
African businesses, on the other hand, are subjected to four weekly attacks per organization.
Furthermore, according to the survey, India is the country that has been hit the hardest by these attacks.
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According to the study, India has experienced the highest number of attempted ransomware attacks per organization, with an average of 213 weekly attacks since the start of the year.
Argentina was followed by Chile, which had 103 weekly attacks, France, which had 61 weekly attacks, and Taiwan, which had 50 weekly attacks.
According to the study, the healthcare industry has the largest number of ransomware attacks, with an average of 109 attacks per organization per week, followed by the utilities sector with 59 attacks and the insurance and legal sectors with 34 attacks.
Software and manufacturing came in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
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