While most people will be dressing up as witches, Klingons, or characters from The Shining this Halloween, (I will be going as Prince Charming one night and Harry Potter the next) but for the purposes of this story, I’ve opted for a costume that’s truly terrifying – a ransomware attack.
You might find that choice unusual, but when you consider the havoc ransomware can wreak on your business, it’s undoubtedly one of the scariest things you can encounter.
Here are some spine-chilling statistics:
🧨 43% of cyber attacks specifically target small businesses.
🧨 There were an estimated 236.1 million ransomware attacks just last year.
🧨 Ransomware attacks occur every 2 seconds.
“If you think that’s scary, Captain, try watching The Exorcist alone in the dark.”