Don’t Get Held for Ransom

Paying the ransom is no guarantee your stolen data will ever be unlocked. Stratus’ Robert Otto shares key proactive measures to help your organization prevent a critical ransomware attack.

This week it’s Petya. Last month, headlines about WannaCry ransomware briefly grabbed the world’s attention. The sad truth is that not a day passes without some organization being held hostage by encryption-based ransomware. Here are a few sobering facts:

  • Nearly 40% of all businesses have been affected to some extent by ransomware.1
  • More than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred every day since the beginning of 2016.2
  • The first quarter of 2017 saw a sizable spike in ransomware activity.3
  • A consumer gets hit by ransomware every 10 seconds (this is up from every 20 seconds in Q1 2016).4
  • A company gets hit by ransomware every 40 seconds (this is up from every 2 minutes in Q1 2016).5

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