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Ransomware victims are paying the ransom in record numbers

02
Nov
2017
Ransomware victims are paying the ransom in record numbers

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The threat of ransomware, when hackers infect devices with a virus and hold data hostage until a sum of money has been paid, is only getting worse.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017, which is up from $325 million in 2015. Our latest study shows that the average amount paid in ransom among office workers now stands at approximately $1,400.

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