Organisations across the UK are still struggling with ransomware

A year after the WannaCry ransomware attack impacted an estimated 200,000 victims, new research has revealed that organisations across the UK are still struggling to deal with ransomware. Webroot surveyed over 400 IT decision makers at UK businesses and found that 45 per cent of those surveyed had suffered a ransomware attack, with nearly a quarter (23 per cent) actually paying the ransom. Despite this finding, 88 percent of organisations feel better equipped to deal with an attack following WannaCry, suggesting a sense of false confidence.

This sentiment is magnified in the healthcare industry, where organisations are more prone to attack than other industries surveyed. Over half of healthcare companies polled (52 per cent) suffered an attack. Despite this, 98 per cent of respondents in the healthcare sector feel better equipped to deal with a ransomware attack than a year ago.

Read more about the findings of the new Webroot survey on Help Net Security.