To say ransomware is running rampant would be an understatement. In 2015, ransomware cost $325 million in damages, proving to be quite the cash cow for cyber criminals.
In addition to monetary repercussions, these attacks can shut down business as we’ve seen recently with MedStar Health, a healthcare provider in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.
However, the healthcare industry certainly is not alone. Various verticals are under attack, and these attacks aren’t limited to specific regions, although 50 percent occurred in North America this past year.
To get a better idea of the scope of ransomware, we compiled some interesting statistics in an infographic to paint a better picture of what these threats mean.