Ransomware Responsible for 42% of UK Security Breaches in 2015

Eleven per cent reported a data loss.

Phil Muncaster

IT managers are being urged to make their organization a “seriously ugly target” in order to deter cyber-criminals, after new research revealed 42% of security breaches in the UK last year were down to ransomware.
IT security reseller Foursys polled 400 UK IT managers and found nearly two-thirds (62%) expected security to be a higher priority this coming year.
Of the 15% that reported a security breach in 2015, 42% claimed to have been hit with ransomware, 10% reported “significant disruption to systems” and 11% said they’d lost data as a result.
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Source: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/