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one in 40 businesses hit with ransomware

After a power glitch pretty much woke me up this morning, I come to deal with email What do i see? I see an email talking in a newsletter about ransomware and the fact that one in 40 businesses can be at risk.

Komando’s article talks about two big companies that nade the news, but what about those that don’t? This is according to research done by Checkpoint.

That means over 800,000 companies are hit by ransomware annually. It’s easy to see why it’s such a lucrative venture for hackers, as ransom demands are often set in the millions of dollars per attack.

The average weekly attacks per organization worldwide reached a peak of 1,200 — an increase of 32% compared to last year. In addition, the most heavily attacked business sectors are education and research, increasing by 53%.


Another worrying statistic points to a 59% increase in ransomware globally compared to last year’s period. Africa was the hardest hit, while the U.S. saw a 1% increase, with average weekly attacks targeting one in 108 companies.

The usual steps of two-factor, using secure passwords and the like are given, as it can help but also not clicking on files and links you’re not expecting.

Jaredrimer.net has been innodated with huge volumes of spam from things indicating I can get gift cards for surveys and the like, from all kinds of companies. Looking at the email address, and looking at few of these links tell me that it isn’t coming from the companies they’re claiming to be.

You can check have I been pwned to see if your address or number is out there, but there isn’t a whole lot we can do after that besides doing what we can with the tips given.

Article: Ransomware affects 1 in 40 – Are you at risk?

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one in 40 businesses hit with ransomware was released on July 31, 2022 at 9:16 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: July 31, 2022.

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  1. Comment by crashmaster date 1 August 2022 alle 11:19 (),

    Well I can see that.
    I get scamms everyday.
    At least google antispam is actually doing its job.
    I do check and clear the 2 or 3 I get daily but yeah at least they don’t come to my inbox

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