Transmosis CyberOps’s 2020 ransomware attacks map was created in response to the increasing occurrence of ransomware, the fastest growing threat to small businesses today
WHAT IS RANSOMWARE?
Ransomware is defined by Wikipedia as “a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.”
AM I REALLY AT RISK OF A RANSOMWARE ATTACK?
Yes. Small businesses are the #1 target for cyber criminals today and ransomware is the fastest growing type of attack.
WILL I HAVE TO PAY THE RANSOM IF ATTACKED?
Yes. There are very limited options if you are ransomed.
HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY TO GET MY DATA BACK OR SYSTEMS RESTORED?
Average ransom payout in Q2, 2020 was $178,254.
HOW WILL THIS EFFECT MY BUSINESS WHEN SYSTEMS ARE RESTORED?
Unfortunately the ransom is not the only problem you’ll have to deal with. In most cases your customers and partners will find out about the attack, which translates into damage to your company’s reputation usually leading to a significant decrease in sales.
HOW DO I USE THIS MAP?
A 2020 map of different attacks across the U.S. was commissioned by Transmosis so that news outlets, bloggers, researchers, and the general public are able to visualize the threat of ransomware as it continues to accelerate across the Nation. Just click on the map icons to see potential attacks in your area:
WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MY COMPANY BEFORE I’M ATTACKED?
The reality is to be fully protected you need a 24/7 Security Operations Team monitoring your company systems and taking action against cyber criminals.
We welcome user submissions so they can be documented. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about the attack for potential inclusion.