Consumers are set to spend £9bn on deals this Black Friday and cybercriminals see this as the perfect opportunity to strike.
In the SonicWall mid-year threat report, they recorded:
- 495 million global ransomware attacks logged this year to date.
- Through the third quarter of 2021, there has been a 148% increase in ransomware attacks year to date, surpassing the total number of 2020 ransomware attacks by July.
- In November 2020, there were 37.8 million global ransomware attacks, 4 million more than either October or December of the same year.