The FBI estimates that ransomware cost US businesses over $1 Billion in 2016 According to the FBI, ransomware attacks cost US businesses more than $1 billion in 2016. The prime targets? Well, most ransomware attacks (67%) are directed at small businesses that have valuable data but may not have cutting-edge IT security and monitoring in place. Cybercriminals target one thing: they want your money and will use ransomware to take your business data hostage until you pay. The questions you should ask yourself are: How are businesses like mine impacted by the explosion of ransomware attacks? What IS a ransomware attack? How can I protect my company from becoming a victim? So how can a business like your be impacted by a malware (ransomware) attack? Take a look at this California-based property management firm’s experience…which simply started with a suspicious email. The email was so well-crafted, it bypassed the
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