E&T news story: almost half the world's companies victims of ransomware attacks

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Nov 21, 2016
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Ransomware attacks are on the rise globally with 48 per cent of companies admitting they have suffered at least one ransomware attack in the past 12 months.

A survey by endpoint security company Sentinel One revealed the extent and severity of the ransomware problem, which frequently goes unreported as companies fear losing reputation and the trust of their clients.

“On average, every company involved in our survey suffered six ransomware attacks over the past year,” said Sentinel One Chief Security Consultant Tony Rowan, who led the study, which involved 500 companies from the UK, US, France and Germany.

“In some cases, a company could suffer up to 20 attacks in one year.”

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