Intermedia surveyed nearly 300 IT consultants and security experts on the crypto-ransomware threat. The key findings demonstrate that, contrary to conventional wisdom, bigger businesses face as many risks as smaller businesses—and that the cost of user downtime far outweighs the cost of the ransom.
- 89% of the businesses hit by ransomware were 10 employees or more, while 60% were bigger than 100 employees
- 43 percent of IT consultants reported a customer falling victim to ransomware in the last year
- 59 percent of respondents expected the number of attacks to spike this year
- 72 percent of employees were locked out of their files for at least 2 days, and 32% were locked out for at least 5 days
Read the full results of the survey, which was performed by Researchscape International. Respondents were recruited from a number of third-party panels. Each respondent had their identity validated and only one response was permitted per respondent, even if they were members of multiple panels. Each respondent was offered points towards rewards in exchange for their participation.