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36% of breached critical infrastructure organizations have paid off ransomware

“Many organizations pay cyber-ransom without realizing the consequences and impact of their decision.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot

In a troubling trend, a recent study cited by securityinfowatch.com found that 36% of breached critical infrastructure organizations have succumbed to ransomware demands, paying off cybercriminals to regain control of their systems. This staggering statistic underscores the increasing vulnerability of essential services and other critical organizations to sophisticated cyber-attacks. The implications are vast, affecting the targeted organizations and the millions who rely on their uninterrupted operation. As ransomware tactics evolve, critical infrastructure entities must bolster their defenses and develop robust response strategies.

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