Ransomware threat on the rise as ‘almost 40% of businesses attacked’

Ransomware is fast becoming a ubiquitous security threat, with nearly 40% of all businesses experiencing an attack in the past year, according to research from computer security firm Malwarebytes. The figure is even worse in Britain, where 54% of surveyed businesses had been targeted with such an attack.The group surveyed IT heads at over 500 companies in four countries, and found that more than one-third of the ransomware victims lost revenue as a result of the attack.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/03/ransomware-threat-on-the-rise-as-40-of-businesses-attackedAlso see:Almost half of US businesses hit by ransomware, says study [IDG]
The threat of ransomware is becoming widespread among corporations, with almost half of U.S. businesses suffering an attack from the nasty form of malware recently, according to a new survey.Security firm Malwarebytes sponsored the study, which found in June that 41 percent of U.S. businesses had at least encountered between one to five ransomware attacks in the previous 12 months.
http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/604532/almost-half-us-businesses-hit-by-ransomware-says-study/
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/604532/almost-half-us-businesses-hit-by-ransomware-says-study/

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