7 Key Stats from Datto's State of the Channel Ransomware Report ANZ

March 09, 2018

7 Key Stats from Datto's State of the Channel Ransomware Report ANZ

By Chris Brunau

With survey findings gathered from roughly 100 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) serving nearly 160,000 small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) across Australia and New Zealand, Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report provides unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel and their SMB clients who are dealing with these infections on a daily basis.

Let’s take a look at 7 key stats from the report:

  1. 6 percent of SMBs fell victim to a ransomware attack from 2016-2017

  2. 35 percent report their clients suffered multiple attacks in a single day

  3. Fewer than 21 percent of attacks are reported to authorities

  4. The total ransom paid by ANZ SMBs to hackers was $12.6 million

  5. Construction and manufacturing are the most targeted industries

  6. 100 percent of MSPs report windows ransomware infections

  7. The leading cause of ransomware was phishing attacks

To find even more great stats like these, check out the full report! The report features new stats and forecasts on ransomware and its impact on businesses, the leading variants and targets of these attacks, best practices for ransomware protection, and more. Download your free copy today!

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