New research reveals that more than one-third of businesses have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year. Twenty-two per cent of these ransomware attacks had an impact on businesses they had to cease operations immediately.
“Businesses of all sizes are increasingly at risk for ransomware attacks,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, the commissioners of research via their Second Annual State of Ransomware Report.
“However, the stakes of a single attack for a small business are far different from the stakes of a single attack for a large enterprise. The findings demonstrate that SMEs are suffering in the wake of attacks to the point where they must shut down operations. To make matters worse, most of them lack the confidence in their ability to stop an attack, despite significant investments in defensive technologies. To be effective, the security community must thoroughly understand the battles that these companies are facing, so we can better protect them.”