Over 70 percent of organizations in the last 12 months suffered 2 or more ransomware attacks
The research was conducted in 16 countries, and a thousand managers in the IT departments of various business organizations took part in it. Therefore, ransomware is not abating, it remains an exceptional problem and entails additional…
For example, it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid paying ransoms for the return of “hijacked” information. As many as 52 percent of them paid and received data, 24 percent of them paid and got nothing back, but it is positive that 19 percent of organizations can boast that they returned data without paying a ransom. In five percent of cases, no ransom was even requested.
The luck in the accident is that in 98 percent of cases, organizations were insured against this type of attack, so everything was mitigated, but that does not change the fact that such problems occur. Which, most often, are connected to the inattention of employees or insufficient investment in cyber security.
By the way, ransomware is a type of malicious programs created in 2006 and developed since 1989. The goal of these attacks is to significantly limit access to the infected information system and stored data, or to put it more simply – this malware wants to “hijack” your data and then charge you their return.
For larger corporations, organizations and systems in general, being without sensitive data is a heavy blow. As a result, it is profitable for attackers, and that is why they increasingly target precisely such targets. Which are difficult to “break through”, but when they succeed, they are charged in the millions.
As so many times before, the advice is to invest more in security systems, experts and education of everyone who connects to the shared network. It’s the only solution to discourage hackers…