What is the Leading Cause of Ransomware Attacks?

April 01, 2018

What is the Leading Cause of Ransomware Attacks?

By Chris Brunau

In order to protect businesses more effectively from ransomware, it's imperative to understand exactly how a ransomware attack occurs. 

To get a better understanding of the ransomware epidemic, we recently surveyed roughly 100 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) serving nearly 160,000 small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) across Australia and New Zealand to produce Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report

This 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. 

We found that phishing attacks are the most-likely source of a ransomware infection, check out more information below.


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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