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Ransomware Dip So Far in 2022 Is Temporary Boon, Cyber Firm Says

July 26, 2022, 10:01 AM

Fewer ransomware attacks in North America compared to last year gave some relief to federal contractors at heightened risk of malicious cyber activity.

A midyear report on the cyber threat landscape by the research arm of SonicWall, a cybersecurity company, identified a 42% decline in ransomware attacks in North America. SonicWall recorded more than 236 million ransomware attacks globally from January to June, a 23% decrease from the same period last year.

Last month registered the lowest number of ransomware attacks in nearly two years, according to the report, but the regional breakdown showed a 63% increase in Europe. ...