Criminals are detonating ransomware at targeted organizations seven days a week, leaving enterprises with essentially no time to shore up their security operations. But a recent study revealed that Friday was the most popular day for ransomware attackers to strike, perhaps attempting to capitalize on employees’ desire to leave for the weekend and the anticipated delay in response time.

According to RiskRecon analysis of 650 publicly reported ransomware events, Friday saw the highest share of attacks, with 19% of all disclosed ransomware detonation events. Wednesday was the second most common day for ransomware detonation with 17% followed by Sunday with a 15% share.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, with an 11% and 12% share, were the two days where the deployment of malware was least likely, according to the report.

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