Ransomware attacks caused 22 percent of infected small & medium-sized organizations to cease business operations immediately

Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report” today. The multi-country study surveyed 1,054 companies with no more than 1,000 employees across North America, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore. The report, conducted by Osterman Research, explores ransomware attack frequency, impacts of attacks in SMB environments, costs of attacks, attitudes towards ransom payments, preparedness and more. Survey results found that more than one-third of businesses have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year. Twenty-two percent of these impacted businesses had to cease operations immediately.

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