Ransomware – why is it such an issue?

In 2020 we saw a 100% increase in ransomware attacks.

In 2021 we saw a 100% increase in ransomware attacks.

Ransomware attacks are literally doubling each year.

This year can we expect any differently?

With those sorts of statistics, we should be afraid, very afraid.

But we are not.

You would think that we would be concerned.

But we are not!

In fact, in most cases, we make it overly easy for a cybercriminal to steal our stuff.

We need to look at this another way as the bad guys have changed – again.

On the internet, there is now “Ransomware as a service”.

As a criminal, If you have a little bit of money you can get a system that creates and delivers malware to anyone on the internet.

With the success of ransomware, they are guaranteed to make money.

We have to do more.

More than what we are doing because it is not good enough

We still use bad passwords.

Have you done a password review?

We have complete backups.

Have we ever tested them?

We have patched systems and operating systems.

Are there any systems that have not been patched?

How do you avoid a ransomware attack?

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