Month: October 2020

Year on year we are seeing malware increase with AVTest registering over 350,000 new malicious programs (malware) and potentially unwanted applications (PUA) daily. With malware coming in all different forms and attacking a wide range of devices, we have put together some stats on what we have seen recently.



Pysa Ransomware, also known as Mespinoza Ransomware, is an extremely dangerous file-encrypting virus which is known for encrypting users’ crucial files and data stored on their systems. Victims are demanded to pay a ransom fee in order to get a decryption key, which is supposed to unlock all affected files. Pysa ransomware has so far impacted a variety of industries, but the main sector targeted amid a pandemic, with almost 25% of the total Pysa victims, is the Healthcare industry. However, the Financial, IT, Non-Profit, Public Sector and food services industries have also been seen as popular targets.


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