13 Ransomware Statistics All Businesses MUST Know

February 21, 2019

Datto surveyed 2400+ ITprofessionals who deal withransomware attacks everyday.Here’s what we learned.

* Ransomware attacks continue to climbFrom Q2 2016 - Q2 201879% of MSPsreport ransomwareattacks against SMBs.In the first half of 2018alone, 55% reportattacks against clients.

* 35% of MSPsreport that their clients sufferedmultiple attacks in the same dayThis number is up from 26%year-over-year.

* IT Pros Report that only 1 in 4 of those attacks arereported to authorities,which means the problem islikely bigger than we know.

* CryptoLocker and WannaCry reign supreme as the mostcommon strains of ransomware, but new, vicious strains popup every day.

* An Apple operating system isn’t a silver bullet. In the first half of 2018, the numberof IT professionals reporting OS/iOSattacks is up bynearly 500%year-over-year.

* The cloud is NOT immune.Of the IT pros that reportcloud-based malwareinfections, nearly 50%called out Office 365 asthe target.

* So how devastating can a ransomware attack be for a business?

* 67% report that victimized clients experienced a loss of business productivity More than half witnessedbusiness-threatening downtime

* The average amount ofransom requested isroughly $4,300.But downtime cuts thedeepest...

* The average cost of downtime from asingle attack rings in at an estimated$46,800!

* The cost of downtime can be10x higherthan the ransom requested.

* Today’s IT professionalsare calling out the lack ofcybersecurity training acrossbusinesses worldwide.

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