Ransomware: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
The biggest monetary loss resulting from a ransomware infection for companies isn't the ransom that's exhorted, but rather the consequences of losing access to all of their mission-critical data. The cost of this type of down time can be high, even if you have backups of all the data, due to the time necessary to clean the systems and restore the data. Unfortunately, the problem is on the increase, with over 40 percent of consultants surveyed revealing that they had customers who have been infected.
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