Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services, today released its 2016 Crypto-Ransomware Report, which surveyed nearly 300 expert IT consultants for their perspectives on the scope and costs of this trending malware.
The experts’ opinions contradicted conventional wisdom regarding the threat associated with ransomware: business downtime was ranked as a far bigger cost than the ransom itself.
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This study was commissioned by Intermedia and executed by Researchscape International, a market-research consultancy. Researchscape surveyed 275 IT consultants and security experts using an online survey fielded from Jan. 15-30, 2016. Respondents were recruited via third-party panels. Only one response was permitted per respondent, even if they were a member of multiple panels.