Report: Ransomware is the New Normal. 52% Have Lost Faith in Antivirus and 44% Agree AV is Dead

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A new report on malware says that the majority of companies globally have been victims of ransomware in the last 12 months.

52% Have Lost Faith in Antivirus and 44% Agree AV is Dead

A new report says that ransomware attacks are the new normal for IT and for the most part, attacks are coming from criminals in the same country as the victim. There are many more numbers to chew on in the report, but the sheer enormity of the problem may be the most surprising result.

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