The Impact of Ransomware
Ransomware has evolved into such a successful and widespread attack that even national news outlets such as NPR have run stories on the subject. The attackers go after individuals, organizations and even hospitals, demanding that the targets pay ransoms to have their maliciously encrypted files unlocked. And these are only the public stories. The scary part of these attacks is the increasing frequency at which the ransom is being paid. Many businesses are willing to cut a check (or, initiate a bitcoin transfer) simply because it is the most efficient way to get their critical files back without disrupting business.
Our new infographic, How to Fight Ransomware, details the startling numbers behind the attacks, including the volume of files that can be infected, the payments demanded and more.