50% of firms with cyberdefenses still victimized

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2023-06-06 18:01:17  • 2 mins

Nearly 80 percent of organizations have placed measures against ransomware attacks but half of them still fell victim, according to Fortinet, stressing the need to step up cybersecurity defense.

Fortinet, in its 2023 Global Ransomware Report, noted this survey result showed growing disconnect between ransomware preparedness and prevention.

The cybersecurity expert explained that some organizations still have not enough knowledge when it comes to securing their systems against such a threat.

Others also have no clear chain-of-command strategy to tackle the cyberattacks, it added.

Ransomware allows hackers to hold an entitys data or system hostage until a ransom is paid. It has become a form of service; in some cases, a ransomware kit could be bought from the dark web nowadays.

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