Day 6

Crimes that are paying off?

It looks as though R3d M157’s antics are starting to pay off. His ransomware has made an impact and people are paying the ransoms to have their data released. To think that he did this with little experience and some help from ransomware as a service websites.

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The impact can be costly

It is reported that between 2016 and 2017, ransomware cost European SMEs £71m in downtime

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Ransomware payments

The average ransomware in the same period was between £250 and £1407

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What about my data?

21% of businesses that hand over the cash, 18% of those don’t get their data back

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Wannacry and the NHS

The government said the cost to the NHS was £92m in direct costs and lost output

How well are you protected against ransomware?