1 in 5 Americans are hit by ransomware

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The Harris Poll survey conducted recently says that 1 among 5 Americans were hit by a ransomware attack in this year. And researchers say that the conclusion was driven after gathering responses from over 2000 American respondents.

Cybersecurity study conducted by the New York-based analytics company also suggests that government and businesses should indulge more in building up their defensive line against cyber attacks as such cyber incidents have the potential to encourage or discourage registered election voters from participating in the electoral event.

Although the government is trying its best in making Cybersecurity as a priority, lack of funds and awareness is making the fed go weak in thwarting such attacks says the poll survey.

In a separate survey conducted by Threat Analytics company ‘Anamoli’, it was revealed that the Americans have learned to become more attuned to how significant the role of Cybersecurity plays in today’s online world.

So, the Redwood city-based Threat Intelligence platform says that Americans wouldn’t mind paying more in taxes if a major portion of it is used to fund several Cybersecurity programs to save the national infrastructure from cyberattacks launched by American Adversaries.

Meanwhile, Kaspersky survey suggests that the Q2 of 2019 witnessed over 16,017 ransomware modifications paving way for the proliferation of eight new malware families. This suggests that cybercrime is intensifying as hackers are getting sophisticated by greater means.

Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact that the emergence of the report comes just after a day when Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) disclosed to the world that 23 of its local government entities were reigning under the influence of a coordinated ransomware attack.