What Industries Are Most Vulnerable to Ransomware?

March 15, 2018

What Industries Are Most Vulnerable to Ransomware?

By Chris Brunau

In our recent State of the Channel Ransomware Report-ANZ, we surveyed roughly 100 MSPs serving nearly 160,000 SMBs across Australia and New Zealand. This report has provided a wealth of some pretty staggering statistics about the current state of ransomware. 

For example, ransomware is responsible for millions in downtime-related costs with businesses paying a total of $12.6 million to hackers. Unfortunately, it appears as this trend will only continue, and it’s only a matter of time before your client is hit with ransomware. 

As we found in the report, no industry is safe from the threat of ransomware. However, Construction, Manufacturing, and Finance are the most targeted industries. 

Check out the graphic below to learn more about the most-affected industries.


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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