BlackFog CEO Dives Deeper Into Recent State of Ransomware Report

BlackFog, a leader in data security and anti-data exfiltration, provides a free ransomware report which is updated monthly with key developments and trends, with August findings pointing to an increase in attacks on the public sector.

The latest iteration went live today: BlackFog State of Ransomware Report.


Report Key Findings:

  • August saw 21 total reported ransomware attacks

  • Government and healthcare have been the hardest hit sectors this month, experiencing 21% and 15% increases, respectively.

  • The United States continues to be the dominant target with 45% of attacks targeting the country this past month.

  • Data exfiltration continues to be the main threat with 81% of all attacks now threatening to exfiltrate data.

We spoke with Dr. Darren Williams, CEO and Founder, BlackFog, to discuss the report's fi