Ransomware Is On The Rise

Ransomware Is On The Rise

Ransomware is on the rise, especially within organizations per 2022 Hornetsecurity Ransomware Attacks Analysis. In fact . . .

  • 24% of organizations have experienced a ransomware attack
  • 21% of all ransomware attacks have occurred in the last 12 months

The good side is that most organizations are able to retrieve their data from backups — 14% of victims lost their data and 7% had to pay the ransom to get their data back. Therefore, only 1 in 5 organizations found themselves unprepared and in trouble when it came to their data.

How did these attacks occur? The answer- mostly related to email and/or social engineering:

  • 59% of attacks started with an email-based phishing attack
  • 16% of attacks started with a compromised endpoint (which is usually the result of one of four things in descending order: phishing attack, social engineering, RDP brute force, or vulnerability exploit)

Why the slight rise of ransomware incidence? The simple answer …

Attacks continuously prove to be lucrative for cyber criminals as organizations struggle to keep up!

Ransomware is on the rise, so what do we do? Regularly keeping and protecting back-ups is the primary method of avoiding data loss or ransom payment. Also, protecting your humans, assuring they are aware and knowledgeable. The data reported 27% of organizations did NOT provide Security Awareness Training.  It’s not a one and done training – it needs to be a continued reminder and testing your humans.

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