Leading cause of ransomware infection 2019

This statistic depicts the leading causes of ransomware infections according to MSPs worldwide in 2019. According to the survey, 67 percent of responding MSPs indicated that phishing scams were the most common cause of ransomware infection.

Most common delivery methods and cybersecurity vulnerabilities causing ransomware infections according to MSPs worldwide as of 2019

Cause of ransomware infectionPercentage of respondents
Spam/phishing emails67%
Lack of cyber security training36%
Weak passwords/access management30%
Poor user practices/gullibility25%
Malicious websites/web ads16%
Report clickbait16%
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Number of respondents

1,400 respondents

Special properties

managed services providers

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible. The source does not provide an exact date of survey.

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