Half of All Orgs Hit with Ransomware in 2017

Tara Seals

About 55% of organizations in a recent survey were compromised by ransomware in 2017, down from 61% in 2016.

According to Imperva’s CyberEdge Group’s fifth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report, which polled 1,200 IT security decision makers and practitioners participating from 17 countries, 6 continents, and 19 industries, respondents who were victimized by ransomware and who elected to pay the ransom (usually in Bitcoin) were asked if they successfully recovered their compromised data. Surprisingly, only half confirmed successful data recovery, while the other half acknowledged complete data loss.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/