HOW RANSOMWARE ATTACKS HIT YOU
With the global cost of cybercrime predicted to top US$10.5 trillion by 2025, the virulence of ransomware attacks is more intense than ever before. SMEs are particularly vulnerable to these attacks because they are typically more lucrative and less risky to threat actors.
Many small-medium businesses have yet to scale their cybersecurity measures accordingly, leaving an abundance of them vulnerable to malicious infiltration.
CYBER EXTORTION – REAL CONSEQUENCES
Ransomware attacks are highly specific and damaging to businesses of all sizes. To smaller businesses, the effects can be crippling. With business-critical data held at ransom, operations not only grind to a halt, the reputation and integrity of a business is at stake.
How much are you prepared to pay a cybercriminal for a chance to get your data back?
The global average of ransom paid to these perpetrators sits at approximately $13,000 according to a report by ZDNet. Of the businesses that paid ransoms, as many as 80% are targeted with a second ransomware attack. Furthermore, paying the ransom does not guarantee that the data is completely returned without some level of corruption.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
Protecting your data protects your business. There are various levels of safeguards available to ensure that your organisation achieves the most comprehensive defence suited for its needs.
METCLOUD’s team of experts are ready to provide fit-for-function cybersecurity and cloud solutions, scalable in accordance to your needs. Reach out to our team to discover how we work collaboratively with you for the best solution against ransomware attacks.