Facts about Ransomware – Did you know?

  • Ransomware has cost US small businesses upwards of $75 Billion dollars in downtime in 2016….
  • 97% of IT service providers predict that these attacks on businesses will increase significantly in the next 2 years…
  • A whopping 9 out of 10 IT service providers report recent ransomware attacks  on small businesses…
  • In the first 6 months of 2016, 60% of IT service providers reported 1-5 ransomware attacks against  SMBs, while 40% report 6+ attacks…
  • The most common strain of ransomware:  CRYPTOLOCKER as reported by 95% of IT service providers…
  • While small business clients are quick to call their IT service  providers when victimized by a ransomware infection, less than 1 in 4 incidents are  reported to authorities…

So, how bad can a ransomware  attack be for a small business?

  • 63% report a ransomware attack lead to business-threatening downtime.
  • 48% report critical data loss as a result of an infection.

What can businesses do to protect themselves?

According to US Department of Homeland Security and the  majority of IT service providers surveyed, the #1 solution for  ransomware protection is a backup and disaster recovery solution.

What should you do next?

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