According to The State of Ransomware 2021 report
by Sophos, 37% of organisations having already been hit
by ransomware so far this year, while the average total
cost of recovery from a ransomware attack has more
than doubled from $761,106 in 2020 to $1.85 million in
2021. But what’s driving this sudden upsurge?
Traditionally, good data backups and a rehearsed
restoration procedure were a good investment against
paying a ransom. Of course, examples of backups also
becoming infected persist as grim war stories, but only
as edge cases. Increasingly, ransomware crews have
found innovative ways to circumvent security measures
and ensure their efforts are rewarded
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