Ransomware continues to dominate the cyberthreat landscape for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), according to a report from Datto. Ransomware was the no. 1 cyberattack experienced by SMBs in 2018, with companies facing these attacks more than viruses or spyware.
The report surveyed 2,400 managed service providers (MSPs) that provide IT support for half a million SMBs globally. It found that ransomware attacks occur frequently, and are expected to increase. More than 55% of those surveyed said their clients experienced a ransomware attack in the first six months of 2018, and 35% said their clients were attacked multiple times in the same day. Some 92% of MSPs said they predict the number of attacks will continue at current or increased rates, the report found.