Less Than Half Paying Ransomware Actually Get Their Data Back

As it turns out, paying the ransom on a ransomware attack is a great way to end up losing both your data and your money.

According to a study by Cyberedge, less than 50% of people hit by a ransomware attack who pay the ransom actually are able to recover their files.¬†Of those who caved to the demand and paid the ransom, 49.4 per cent said they could recover their data, while 50.6 ended up losing it anyway. The not-so-shocking conclusion is that criminals don’t always stay true to their word.

So what’s the takeaway? Further reading of the study confirms what we’ve advised our clients for years; make sure you have good backups¬†regardless of whether you use the Cloud or store data locally. And in the event of a ransomware infection, restore to the last backup.

If you’re not 100% sure of your data backups – whether you have Cloud data, premises data, or a combination – contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you. MicroData offers a full Managed Backup service as well as 1-click rollback restore solutions. You can also learn more on our website.

Everyone stay safe out there!