Ransomware cannot be ignored. It is a malware category that is growing in size and impact. According to McAfee Labs, the number of new ransomware samples has been accelerating significantly over the last four quarters. For the quarter ending June 2016, the number of new ransomware samples was over 1.3 million. Correspondingly, on a year-over-year basis, the total number of ransomware samples increased 128%, reaching over 7 million unique samples.