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What Are Ransomware Attacks?

Ransomware is a type of malware that infects an individual computer or computer systems and threatens to permanently block access to files or to publish the victim’s personal data unless a ransom is paid. In 2022, 71% of companies worldwide were affected by ransomware. According to a survey of global IT professionals, around 72% of the respondents paid the ransom and recovered the compromised data. A total of 62.9% of victims of ransomware attacks paid the ransom. Overall, 71% of surveyed professionals claimed that their organization had been affected by ransomware. (Statistica, September, 2022.)