Internet vulnerabilities like malware short for “malicious software” are types of computer programs designed to infect a legitimate user’s device and comes in a number of forms, viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and more.

According to our research, the WannaCry ransomware attack is one of the largest ever seen and demonstrating in real time that ransomware continues to escalate as a global problem. In the last year, there’s been a 36 percent spike in ransomware attacks. As a result, the ‘clean up’ for companies who were impacted by WannaCry is immense, including months of recovery time for IT departments and extensive losses for business owners The average ransom per victim grew 266 percent to over $1,077, up from $294 in 2015.