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Businesses hit by repeated ransomware attacks, failing to close gap on exploits

Sophos has announced the findings of its survey: “The state of endpoint security today”, which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and vulnerable to exploits.

The survey polled more than 2 700 IT decision-makers from mid-sized businesses in 10 countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Japan, India and South Africa. The survey concludes that despite the high-profile headlines of 2017, businesses are still not prepared to face today’s fast-evolving threats.

Ransomware continues to be a major issue across the globe, with 54% of organisations surveyed hit in the last year and a further 31% expecting to be victims of an attack in the future. On average, respondents impacted by ransomware were struck twice.

“Ransomware is not a lightning strike – it can happen again and again to the same organisation. Sophos is aware of cyber criminals unleashing four different ransomware

Read more at: https://www.itweb.co.za/content/JBwEr7n5kJrv6Db2