A report from Blackfog has revealed that 244 successful publicised ransomware attacks have taken place so far in 2021. The actual number of hacks will be considerably higher, but very few hacked companies reveal that information. It is also an increase of 25 per cent from 2020. The report also shed light on the industries that have been most affected by ransomware attacks. The unfortunate leader was the government sector, with almost 20 per cent of all attacks. Closely behind were education and healthcare, with everyday services and technology firms next. What this shows is that hackers target high value, high disruption key services – and they’ve been very successful.