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Ransomware Is Still the Leading Online Threat in Europe, According to Europol

October 10, 2019


The volume of ransomware attacks is declining, but law enforcement agencies are observing a more targeted approach from criminals seeking lucrative victims. The latest Europol report shows how companies became more exposed in 2018 and 2019.

Europol (The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation) released its Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment for 2019, underlining all the possible attack vectors and online dangers discovered this year. Similar to last year’s report, the chief concern is ransomware and how it affects the private sector.

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