The State of the Channel Ransomware Report is comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 2,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), Datto partners and customers, around the world. The report provides unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel and their SMB clients who are dealing with these infections on a daily basis. The report provides a wealth of detail on ransomware, including year-over-year trends, frequency, targets, impact, and recommendations for ensuring recovery and continuity in the face of the growing threat.
- Ransomware remains a massive threat to small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs). From Q2 2016 - Q2 2018, 79% of MSPs report ransomware attacks against customers. In the first 6 months of 2018 alone, 55% report ransomware attacks against clients. 92% of MSPs predict the number of ransomware attacks will continue at current, or worse, rates.
- The average managed service providers (MSPs) report 5 of these attacks within their client base per year. In the first half of 2018, an alarming 35% of MSPs report clients suffered multiple attacks in a single day (up from 26%, year-over-year).
- The problem is bigger than we know, as a startling number of attacks go unreported. MSPs report that less than 1 in 4 ransomware attacks are reported to the authorities.
- SMBs are largely in the dark about the frequency and severity of ransomware attacks. Nearly 90% of MSPs are “highly concerned” about the ransomware threat and 36% report their SMB clients feel the same.
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