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Ransomware is Everywhere

We’ve mentioned before that ransomware has become the most common form of cyberattack, but the scale of the problem is staggering. According to a new report, more than half (56%) of all companies worldwide faced a ransomware attack in the first two months of 2018 alone — up from 48% in the same timeframe last year.

And paying up was no guarantee of getting their files back. In the US, 45% of companies hit by ransomware paid at least one ransom, but only about a quarter of them had their files unlocked — and about three-quarters were attacked again anyhow.

The best way to defend yourself against ransomware is to have good backup and disaster recovery so you can restore your own files without paying the ransom. Xantrion can help you set that up. Call us for more information.