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10 Ransomware Stats ALL Businesses MUST Know

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Based on Datto's State of the Channel Ransomware Report, these 10 alarming statistics shed light on the ransomware epidemic.

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10 Ransomware Stats ALL Businesses MUST Know

  1. 1. 10 Ransomware Statistics All Businesses MUST Know
  2. 2. An estimated 5% OF GLOBAL SMALL-TO-MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES (SMBS) FELL VICTIM TO RANSOMWARE from 2016-2017. GULP. RANSOMWARE IS A FULL-BLOWN EPIDEMIC.
  3. 3. Datto surveyed 1700+ IT professionals who deal with ransomware attacks everyday. HERE’S WHAT WE LEARNED.
  4. 4. 97%of IT pros report that RANSOMWARE ATTACKS AGAINST BUSINESSES ARE OCCURRING MORE FREQUENTLY THIS YEAR, a trend that will continue over the next 2 years.
  5. 5. A WHOPPING 6 IN 7REPORT BUSINESS CLIENTS RECENTLY ATTACKED BY RANSOMWARE.
  6. 6. 6 IN 10REPORT RANSOMWARE ATTACKS IN THE 1ST HALF OF 2017 ALONE.
  7. 7. An unlucky 26% REPORT MULTIPLE RANSOMWARE ATTACKS against SMBs in a single day. YIKES.
  8. 8. The most common strain of ransomware: CryptoLocker.But new and aggressive variants pop up every single day.
  9. 9. While small business clients are quick to call their IT pros when victimized by ransomware, LESS THAN 1 IN 3 INCIDENTS ARE REPORTED TO THE AUTHORITIES.
  10. 10. So what’s behind a successful ransomware attack? Today’s IT professionals blame the overwhelming lack of cybersecurity training across businesses worldwide. How to Identify a Phishing Scam Lesson #1
  11. 11. Question: SO, HOW BAD CAN A RANSOMWARE ATTACK BE FOR A SMALL BUSINESS?
  12. 12. Answer: 75% report a ransomware attack has lead to business-threatening downtime. 57% critical data and/or hardware loss. If you ask us (or the businesses affected) that’s just TOO much at risk.
  13. 13. So, what can you do to aid in the battle against the ransomware epidemic? The first step: EDUCATION. Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report offers clear insight into how much ransomware has evolved in 2017, and what businesses can do to ensure total data protection in 2018. To read the entire report, download it here. REPORT Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report

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