Ransomware Attacks Targeting MSPs Increase

November 05, 2019

Ransomware Attacks Targeting MSPs Increase

By Chris Brunau

Reports of ransomware attacks against MSPs are beginning to increase. Everis, one of Spain’s largest MSPs was hit by a recent ransomware attack, according to Bleeping Computer. While the attack has not yet been confirmed by Everis, reports say the random remand was $835,923.

Additionally, In a report published recently by threat intelligence firm Armor, the frequency of attacks against MSPs has increased. According to their research, hackers are targeting MSPs and hoping to use their access and deploy ransomware further on to the MSP’s customers.

Majority of MSPs Agree They’re Targeted by Attacks

Recently, we released our annual State of the Channel Ransomware Report featuring a wealth of statistics from our research with managed service providers around the world. In our 2019 report, we pulled data from over 1,400 Datto Partners to understand how they and their clients are impacted by ransomware on a daily basis. This information provides some insight into the trends with year-over-year data, frequency, targets, impact, and recommendations for improving the chances of recovery and continuity in the face of the growing cybersecurity threat.

According to our research, 4 in 5 MSPs agree that their business is increasingly becoming a target in ransomware attacks.

To learn more about the current state of ransomware in the global channel, check out Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report. In this report, you’ll find new data on ransomware attack frequency across SMBs and MSPs, ransomware defense measures MSPs are implementing, popular ransomware recovery methods, and more.

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