European-based small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBS) are being actively targeted by ransomware attacks, according to a survey conducted by data protection solutions provider Datto. Of the 148 European IT service providers questioned, 87% revealed that their SMB clients had been victimised by ransomware in the twelve months to September 2016. More than a quarter (27%) said that they experienced multiple attacks in a single day and 62% said an attack led to business-threatening downtime. Despite the widespread nature of these attacks, relatively few European SMBs went on to report these crimes to the authorities (40%).
Ransomware attacks prevalent for European SMBs
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