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Ransomware attacks are taking a greater toll on victim's wallets

Michael Kan | April 27, 2017
The average ransomware payment has risen to $1,077, up from $294 a year earlier, Symantec said.

If a ransomware attack does strike, businesses can lessen the threat, if they’ve backed up their most important data. There are also free tools on the internet that can decrypt certain ransomware infections. 

Symantec’s report found that 34 percent of victims do pay the ransom. However, only 47 percent reported getting their files back.

 

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