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FACT: Ransomware is the number-one cyber threat to businesses today. Barracuda.

Ransomware: Is a type of malware that enables cyber criminals to encrypt the data on your PC or block entire systems; making your computer unusable until you pay a fee to unlock your computer.

ransomware prevention San DiegoTake a look at these alarming ransomware facts of 2017 you simply cannot afford to ignore anymore:

 

  • 47% of business have been affected by ransomware – Barracuda
  • Every hour, about 4,000 computers around the world become infected with ransomware. – FBI .pdf download
  • Ransomware attacks are not only proliferating, they’re becoming more sophisticated. –FBI
  • Criminals turned to spear phishing e-mails targeting specific individuals.-FBI
  • The FBI doesn’t support paying a ransom in response to a ransomware attack –FBI
  • 59% of ransomware infections are delivered via email attachments and embedded URLs. –Barracuda
  • $209 million was paid to ransomware criminals in the first quarter of 2016 –Barracuda
  • Ransomware exists for multiple platforms – Kaspersky
  • There’s no guarantee paying the ransom will recover files – Kaspersky
  • Cyber criminals demand their payment to be made in anonymous pre-paid cash voucher (MoneyPak, Ukash) or the equivalent amount in Bitcoin. – Kaspersky
  • The average ransomware price range is between $300 – $600 – Naked Security

 

Related: View Examples of Real Ransomware Screenshots

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