Ransomware is the #1 security concern for businesses. Attack frequency is at an all-time high and so are the demands. There have been more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring every day since the beginning of 2016. This is a 300% increase over 2015, in which 1,000 ransomware attacks were seen per day and only about 25% of ransomware attacks were even being reported. Between the months of January and September 2016, ransomware attacks on businesses increased from once every two minutes to once every forty seconds. That is a thirty-three percent increase over a nine month period. When ransomware started working with phishing emails it became a terrible combination.  The amount of phishing emails containing a form of ransomware grew to 97.25% during quarter three which is up from 92% in quarter one. More than half of the ransomware infections came from email alone. What’s worse is that most people are aware of the risks of unknown links in emails and they click anyway. Over half of the organizations that endured successful cyberattacks in 2016 have not planned on making any security changes in the upcoming year. According to research by Osterman, ransomware attacks were most commonly seen in the healthcare industry and financial service industry. Most businesses regardless of location, faced at least two days of downtime because most had to pay more than $40,000 in ransom. For more information on ransomware, please visit our blog post: https://www.datexcorp.com/technology-solutions-tips-prevent-ransomware-threatening-3pl-warehouse/

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