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<a href="/news/have-you-ever-paid-the-ransom" title="Have you ever paid the ransom?">Have you ever paid the ransom?</a>
Posted on: 08 Sep 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Have you ever paid the ransom?


Research which has been carried out by Trend Micro, has found that almost 1 in 3 companies that have paid the ransom when been infected haven’t got their data back. Trend Micro have found that in the last 2 years, 44 % of UK companies have been affected by ransomware. The study also showed that a large number of companies payed the ransom.

The ransom amount varies every time. Some of the companies have also reported that they have been given under 24 hours to pay up. Companies that have been affected by ransomware estimate that it roughly takes 33 man hours to fix these issues.

Ransomware is growing everyday with different variants emerging, it is key to make sure your systems are as protected as they can be.

ITWiser offer a wide range of services that can help issues like this. ITWiser offer services like internal security audits and external security audits, these audits highlight vulnerabilities in your network. We also offer hardware firewall solutions and various cloud solutions. For more information, please get in touch today.

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