Even before the ransomware known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt0r made headlines, ransomware had been growing exponentially and victimizing buZsinesses of all sizes. Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) are acutely impacted by these types of attacks, as many do not have a dedicated IT team, let alone an IT security team. And just one breach could cost them their entire business.
Data was collected from telemetry feeds of malware detections across millions of computer endpoints in small-to-medium sized companies (SMB) protected by Malwarebytes business products. For the purposes of this report, SMB is defined as all companies with fewer than 1,000 seats of Malwarebytes business products installed. Only four malware family types are included in the data below: adware, botnets, ransomware, and spyware.
All data in this report was collected in the United States and represents malware encounters and remediation from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.