Healthcare IT News - Cybersecurity firm warns of 20 million active ransomware attempts in last 24 hours

The aggressive attack uses impersonation and advanced threats to trick email recipients into downloading an attachment labeled ‘payment,’ which will encrypt an organization’s files.

Over the course of 24 hours beginning August 30, there have been 20 million attempts at a ransomware attack through an email attachment, cybersecurity specialist Barracuda said.