Jan 2021 – Happy? New Year

Numerous recent reports and publications are predicting the cyber-crime trends for 2021. Top of the list is a forecast of increased ransomware attacks and, unsurprisingly, home based working is also assumed to be under the threat of increasingly sophisticated attacks.

The Acronis Cyber Readiness Report has various interesting stats from 2020. 31% of companies reported a cyber-attack at least once a day, and over 1000 businesses had their data leaked after a ransomware attack. It isn’t clear whether any of those companies paid up the initial ransom, and then saw their data leaked anyway…

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