Did you know?
- 95% of cybersecurity incidents at SMBs cost between $826 and $653,587.
- 37% of companies hit by ransomware had fewer than 100 employees.
- 75% of SMBs could not continue operating if they were hit with ransomware.
- 51% of small businesses have no cybersecurity measures in place at all.
- 20% of small businesses have implemented multi-factor authentication.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a user’s computer or network, encrypts valuable personal or business data, and demands payment in exchange for the decryption key to restore access. Ransomware attacks can be devastating, as they often result in the loss of sensitive information, disruption of business operations, and financial losses incurred from paying the ransom or attempting to recover data. Attackers use various techniques to deliver ransomware, such as phishing emails, malicious websites, and disguised downloads. To protect against ransomware attacks, individuals and organizations should implement robust cybersecurity measures, including antivirus software, firewalls, and regular data backups. It is also essential to educate employees on how to identify and avoid common ransomware delivery methods, such as suspicious emails and links. In the event of a ransomware attack, it is crucial to remain calm, immediately disconnect the infected device from the network, and seek professional assistance to minimize damage and recover lost data.