It seems like online threats won’t be stopping anytime soon. has released its annual Internet Security Threat Report, which states that last year, 1 out of every 131 emails sent contained a malicious link or an attachment. Last year, 1 of every 220 mails had malicious links. The report also notes that 2016 saw a shift towards politically motivated attacks consisting of sabotage and subversion. Ransomware also saw an increase this year, with the US being targeted the most. The country was also the most likely to pay ransom. 69 percent of all ransomware attacks were targeted against consumers, while the remaining 31 percent were aimed at enterprises. It further notes that the average ransom demand was $1,077 (approx. Rs. 69,000).
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