Ransomware News: Cleveland Airport Hit with Ransomware Attack

Apr 26, 2019

Ransomware News: Cleveland Airport Hit with Ransomware Attack

BY Chris Brunau

Ransomware

Hopkins International Airport was recently infected with ransomware which impacted various internal systems. 

The attack didn't disrupt any flights and no core business systems were impacted, according to the official statement from the city. Initial reports stated that payroll were impacted, however, the city has denied these reports. 

Cleveland and Hopkins Airport should consider themselves lucky compared to recent attacks on the city of Albany and Atlanta. Albany was hit with ransomware in early April, with a ransom demand of about $50,000. However. the Atlanta attack in 2018 netted millions in recovery costs due to the city's ill-prepared BCDR efforts. 

As we found in Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report, the initial ransom demand is not what breaks the bank. Instead, the aftermath and cost of downtime are the crippling factors. MSPs report the average requested a ransom for SMBs is ~$4,300 while the average cost of downtime related to a ransomware attack is ~$46,800.

To learn more about the current landscape of ransomware and how you can avoid falling victim, check out the full report today.

Datto's Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report

Datto surveyed more than 2,400 MSPs around the world about ransomware and published the key takeaways in this report. Download the report today to unlock new trends and statistics on the biggest threat facing the Channel, and what your peers are doing to prepare.

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