Ransomware is a clear and present danger and is globally considered one of the foremost threats to enterprises today.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software designed by organized cyber criminals, aka “bad actors”, who determinedly work to infiltrate enterprise systems, steal and encrypt their data, and extort hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars from these hacked companies and their customers.
In the past, most of the attackers simply ask for the money in exchange for a key to the encryption so that companies can get access to their data again, but a recent evolution has been to leak sensitive or proprietary data or sell it off to others.
To learn more about the evolution of ransomware, what ransomware is, the impact of ransomware, and how to defend against ransomware, check out this on-demand webinar: The Rise of Ransomware and How It Has Impacted Enterprise Data Security
List of Ransomware Attacks in 2021
Attacks in November 2021
2021 Ransomware Victims Report
Ransomware is one of the most widely discussed threats in cyber security. However, not enough research exists about the experiences of organizations that have actually suffered from ransomware attacks.
For this report, an independent research firm surveyed 200 IT decision makers whose organizations experienced a ransomware attack between 2019 and 2021.
The findings reveal the cold, hard truth about such attacks:
- They are hard to prevent even when you’re prepared.
- Ransomware can penetrate quickly, significantly impacting an organization’s financials, operations, customers, employees and reputation.
- Even if you pay the ransom, there are other related costs that can be significant
Read this report to learn about:
- The experiences of ransomware victim organizations
- The importance of focusing greater attention on recovering from an attack
- How you can quickly and easily recover without having to pay ransom
Typical Ransomware Attack Sequence
Van Flowers joins Jeff Lanza, a 20 year FBI veteran, to discuss REAL ransomware situations, cybercrime impact on companies, and what you should be looking out for to keep your company safe. The best defense is always being proactively prepared, and they’ll show you how protecting your data with object lock / immutability can prevent you from being yet another “it happened to me” on the FBI’s list of victims.