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Share of global businesses victimized by ransomware paying to recover their data 2019

According to a November 2019 survey of global IT decision makers, 84.5 percent of organizations victimized by ransomware in the past 12 months who did not pay the ransom nonetheless managed to recover their data. A total of 33.1 percent of victims who paid the ransom but lost their data.

If victimized by ransomware in the past 12 months, did your organization pay a ransom (using Bitcoin or other anonymous currency) to recover data?

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

November 2019

Number of respondents

1,182 respondents

Special properties

IT security decision makers and practitioners; all from organizations with more than 500 employees

Supplementary notes

Original question: "If victimized by ransomware in the past 12 months, did your organization pay a ransom (using Bitcoin or other anonymous currency) to recover data?"

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