15% of Ransomware Victims Paid Ransom in 2019, Quadrupling 2018

It seems that crime does pay…:

Fewer survey respondents reported ransomware attacks in 2019 than in 2018, according to a recent Dark Reading survey. Yet, the number reporting that they paid an attackers’ ransom nearly quadrupled — rising to 15% of those that had suffered a ransomware attack.

Ten percent of respondents stated that their organization had suffered a ransomware attack (down from 12% in the 2018 study). Of those, fifteen percent said that they paid the ransom, up from just 4% last year.

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