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Report: Only 3 percent of U.S. companies pay attackers after ransomware infections

Maria Korolov | Aug. 4, 2016
97 percent of ransomware victims in the U.S. did not pay

Email was the primary channel, with 31 percent of infections coming in through email links and 28 percent through attachments. Other sources include web sites or applications other than email or social media, at 24 percent. Social media accounted for 4 percent of infections, and USB sticks for 3 percent.

 

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