An independent 2016 Crypto-Ransomware Report, commissioned by Intermedia and executed by market-research consultancy Researchscape International, found that paying for restored access is more about losing productivity during downtime than it is the cost of the ransom. Their report revealed that 72 percent of infected business users could not access their data for at least two days following a ransomware outbreak, and 32 percent lost access for five days or more.

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