Ransomware strikes at night and on weekends

Just a brief security note: Attacks with ransomware probably happen mostly at night or on weekends, when no administrator or IT manager is available.


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Catalin Cimpanu has put the whole thing together in an article. 49% of the attacks occur at night during the week – and 27% occur at the weekend.

FireEye has prepared a statistic which can be seen in the tweet below. This shows the frequency of attacks over 24 hours. The blue bars also show that the majority of attacks occur during the night.


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