WHAT IS RANSOMWARE?
Ransomware is a type of virus infection which locks your files. This stops you from being able to access any of your data. The attacker will then demand that you pay him money to get a decryption key to regain access to your files.
- About 1 in 6,000 emails contain suspicious URLs, including ransomware.
- Malicious emails are up 600% due to COVID-19.
- The average ransom fee requested has increased from $5,000 in 2018 to around $200,000 in 2020.
- The average downtime a company experiences after a ransomware attack is 21 days.