Ransomware is Appearing at Epidemic Levels

An estimated 5% of global small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) fell victim to ransomware in 2016-2017. That trend is increasing in 2018. Recently, over 1700 IT professionals who deal with ransomware attacks everyday were surveyed. Here’s what they said:


Experts agree that the first – and therefore most important – line of defense against ransomware is user awareness and education. Ransomware does not just appear out of the blue. For the virus to be successfully activated, some form of user interaction is required. It could arrive through phishing emails or through fraudulent websites. But it always relies on an unwitting partner to help it along.



Ensure that all your employees have the ability to recognize suspicious emails or questionable links to other websites. They should always be doubly suspicious of unsolicited email attachments.

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