Ransomware StatisticsDon Cockayne
Ransomware and other Malicious Attacks are on the rise!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve no doubt heard a lot of news reports about ransomware such as Cryptolocker or Locky. Recently, there have been some very big businesses hit by these attacks, and many of those businesses found themselves without the backup and recovery strategy necessary to quickly recover data from backups so they had no choice but to pay the ransom. The bad guys who distribute and profit from this type of malicious activity are sophisticated criminals, and they aren’t resting on their laurels. Each day they are working hard to find new ways to defeat or bypass even the best Anti-Virus measures, so having a well designed and implemented backup strategy is more essential than ever before. This infographic shows just a few statistics about the current trend of ransomware and some simple measures to help protect yourself against becoming the next victim of data held ransom.