Last week, business continuity vendor Datto Inc. published research on the state of ransomware in the SMB channel. Spoiler alert: Some of the numbers are ugly.
Here’s a look at a few of those disturbing statistics, as well as some more encouraging ones that point the way to critical strategies for ridding the world of the ransomware plague.
Here’s another heartening stat: while 35 percent of attack victims in this year’s survey paid the ransom, according to their MSP, that’s down from 41 percent a year ago.
Ransomware perpetrators made off with serious coin just the same. SMBs served by MSPs in Datto’s study shelled out an estimated $301 million in all during the survey period. Worse yet, 15 percent of businesses that gave in to ransom demands didn’t get their data back afterwards.
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