Ransomware can be spread to computers and applications through attachments or links in malicious emails, through a file download on an infected website or a compromised device on a network. Infected emails can even appear to come from an address within your company’s domain, fooling unsuspecting users into opening them.
The average time ransomware takes to spread throughout a network is as little as 40 seconds, infecting up to thousands of devices at once. Attackers usually work during the middle of the night to avoid detection by security teams and services. By the time you notice the infection, it’s too late.
The average ransom is now $5600.00 and the average cost in downtime for businesses is $274,200.00 after an attack as well as reputational damage.