Sophos report: The State of Ransomware 2021

The report addresses the prevalence and costs associated with ransomware. Of the companies which paid up, whether for speed of recovery or inadequacy of backups, on average, only 65% of the encrypted data was restored after the ransom was paid. 4 per cent of victims who paid up received nothing in return, and only 8% claim to have recovered everything after submitting to the blackmail.

Perhaps the biggest risk identified in the report, however, is not the loss of confidential data but having it exposed on the internet.

See here.

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