Survey Report:
Understanding the Depth of the Global Ransomware Problem


Ransomware has become one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world, with instances of ransomware in exploit kits increasing about 44% in the last six months. According to FBI statistics, hackers extorted business and institutions for more than $209 million in ransomware payments in the first three months of 2016. The business of ransomware is on pace to be a $1 billion a year crime.

Through an exclusive survey with Osterman Research of more than 500 CIOs, CISOs and IT Directors in the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K., Malwarebytes is dedicated to helping businesses prevent ransomware. Download this report to learn more. 


  • The most heavily targeted industries for ransomware are healthcare and financial services
  • Nearly 80 percent of organizations breached have had high-value data held for ransom
  • U.S. organizations believe that training end users and implementing ransomware-focused technologies are equally important
  • Nearly 40 percent of ransomware victims paid the ransom

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