Cybercriminals can get extortion about 5 billion dollars in 2017
The FBI released data according to which for the year 2016 the amount received by fraudsters from the victims of extortion programs was more than 1 billion dollars. The goals of scammers are not only different organizations and large corporations, but also ordinary users of home computers and e-mails.
According to forecasts of analysts, cybercriminals can get extortion about 5 billion dollars in 2017.
It should be noted that according to a survey of users from all around the world, most of them do not represent the extent of the threat and the danger that the extortion programs represent.
The algorithm for scam actions is as follows: they create programs that can encrypt user data, and require a ransom in exchange for their data.
The main way to protect against this type of fraud is to create cloud storage and backup data.