Mobile ransomware actors are focusing their attacks on wealthy countries, according to the annual ransomware report from Kaspersky Lab. The report, which covers April 2016 to March 2017, shows that the United States was the country with the highest percentage of mobile users attacked with mobile ransomware, followed by Canada, Germany and the U.K.

Mobile ransomware activity soared in the first quarter of 2017, with 218,625 mobile Trojan-Ransomware installation packages, which is 3.5 times more than in the previous quarter. Despite a small reprieve, the mobile threat landscape is still arousing anxiety, Kaspersky Lab said, as criminals target nations with developed financial and payment infrastructures.

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