Survey: Compromised websites, malvertisements top ransomware entry methods

Sixty percent of businesses cite employee susceptibility to phishing schemes as their organization's biggest vulnerability to ransomware attacks, according to a Trend Micro report.

Trend Micro, an international cybersecurity company, partnered with the Information Security Media Group to survey more than 225 organizations in the United States about their ransomware preparedness.

Here's what the respondents shared when asked how ransomware is typically delivered to their organization:

1. Compromised websites: 65 percent

2. Malvertisements, or advertisements that deliver malware to a user's computer: 44 percent

3. Exploit kits planted into vulnerable systems: 28 percent

4. Spam email attachments: 26 percent

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