Datto’s European State of the Channel Ransomware Report

Feb 25, 2020

Datto’s European State of the Channel Ransomware Report

BY Annie Stroud

Cybersecurity Ransomware

Datto’s European State of the Channel Ransomware Report is comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 150+ managed service providers (MSPs), our partners, and clients, around Europe.

The report takes a deep dive into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel, and their SMB clients, who are dealing with ransomware infections on a daily basis. It provides a wealth of detail on ransomware, including year-over-year trends, frequency, targets, impact, and recommendations for ensuring recovery and continuity in the face of the growing threat.

Let’s check out a few key takeaways from the report:

  • In the first half of 2019 alone, 61% of MSPs report attacks against clients. 19%of MSPs report multiple ransomware attacks in a single day.
  • On average, 2 in 5 SMBs report that they’ve fallen victim to a ransomware attack. In particular, SMBs who don’t outsource their IT services are more at risk.
  • The aftermath of a ransomware attack can be a nightmare for any business. Nearly half of MSPs report victimised clients experienced business-threatening downtime.
  • The average ransom requested by hackers is increasing. MSPs report the average requested ransom for SMBs is €2,300 / £1,990
  • 81% of MSPs report that clients with BCDR solutions in place are less likely to experience significant downtime during a ransomware attack. 2 in 3 MSPs also report that victimised clients with BCDR in place recovered from the attack in 24 hours, or less.
  • SMBs aren’t the only businesses being targeted by hackers. 3 in 5 MSPs agree that their own businesses are being increasingly targeted by ransomware attacks.

Download the full report here! 



Datto's European State of the Channel Ransomware Report

The report provides a wealth of detail on ransomware, including year-over-year trends, frequency, targets, impact, and recommendations for ensuring recovery and continuity in the face of the growing threat.

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