New Research: Ransomware Attacks Caused Collapse of 22% of Infected Australian SMEs

Ransomware Victims Find Lost Productivity a Bigger Issue Than Payment Demands

Sydney – August 1, 2017 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution has released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report”.  The multi-country study surveyed 1,054 companies with no more than 1,000 employees across North America, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore. The report, conducted by Osterman Research, explores ransomware attack frequency, impacts of attacks in SMB environments, costs of attacks, attitudes towards ransom payments, preparedness and more.

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Australian businesses 'worryingly underprepared' for rising ransomware threat: experts

Sydney, July 11, 2017 - Recent global ransomware attacks have highlighted the vulnerable position of Australian businesses when it comes to cyber security, yet many are still failing to undertake urgently required remediation, experts have warned.

In recent months the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks caused widespread disruption and losses for businesses and public-sector bodies around the world, and it is feared they represent just  the start of a new wave of targeted cyber crime.

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