Scott Charney, Microsofts vice President for security policy speaks at RSA in 2011. Microsoft offered a deep dive on Ransomware in its Digital Defense Report released this week. Microsoft)

Ransomware has become a global menace, but organizations should keep in mind that it’s humans -- not code -- attacking them, Microsoft said in its new Digital Defense report.

The company’s massive footprint across the software and hardware realms give it unique insight into the latest attacker behaviors. According to Microsoft, the data underlying their report was pulled from 8 trillion signals collected from PCs, servers, cloud and network logs, apps, IoT devices as well as Android, Linux, Mac and iOS devices.

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