The Federal Bureau of investigation in 2016 received more than 2600 complaints bitcoin ransom

The Federal Bureau of investigation in 2016 received more than 2600 complaints bitcoin ransom

    

According to a new report last year, FBI received more than 2600 complaints about ransomware.

Yesterday issued an annual review of network security threats, by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) power listed a series of statistical data, including the number of complaints about ransomware.

Ransomware is a computer data encryption infected by malicious software, usually require payment in bitcoin, in exchange for the information to be unlocked.

According to IC3 reports, they received 2763 complaints, during which a total of $2 million 400 thousand. This number is only 298728 IC3 in the Internet Crime Complaint received in 2016 in a small part. In short, the 2016 activities related to the loss of up to $1 billion 300 million.

IC3 then released a ransomware attack, ransomware called WannaCry, it affects the organization of tens of thousands of computer, including the UK National Health Service center.

The storm still feel, according to the latest report.

Reuters said yesterday that the Japanese automaker Honda had to temporarily close its factory in WannaCry, because the virus had been found in the network.

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