An independent research firm conducted a poll of over 1,000 IT decision-makers and experts to learn more about the cyberattacks, as well as the technology and roles involved, in 2021. The respondents came from 16 different nations and worked for businesses of all sizes in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
The study represents Veeam’s first comprehensive examination of ransomware-related problems, as well as proactive prevention and remediation tactics. To better evaluate the threat to the company, the research evolved into a survey that took into account the technologies utilised before and after the attack as well as the causes, methods, and pervasiveness of the attacks.
In order for respondents to take part in the study, their organisation had to in 2021 to have had at least one ransomware attack. The majority of businesses received multiple attacks during the year.
The number that stood out the most was that fewer than 70% of the encrypted data could be recovered from enterprises after the ransomware had encrypted nearly half (47%) of their data. Additional research revealed that while 52% of firms paid the ransom and were able to recover their data, 24% paid but were unable to do so, and 19% did not pay yet were still able to do so. Veeam’s goal is to help a lot more organisations recover without having to pay hackers, and this last truth is at the heart of that goal.
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