4 things to know about the typical ransomware attack — downtime, payments & more

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One-third of organizations have experienced a ransomware attack in the past year, according to a KnowBe4 report.

For the report, titled The 2017 Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report, KnowBe4 surveyed more than 500 organizations about their experiences with ransomware and ransomware protection.

Here are four things to know about the organizations that had experienced a ransomware attack.

1. On average, ransomware impacted six endpoints and two servers. This contrasts a standard assumption that ransomware only attacks one machine.

2. The average organization experienced 12 hours of user downtime and 12 hours of IT investment to recover from the attack.

3. The majority (94 percent) did not pay any ransom to decrypt their data.

4. The minority of organizations that agreed to the ransom paid between three bitcoins ($3,780) and five bitcoins ($6,300).

Click here to view the full report.

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