Has paying the ransom become business as usual?

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Radware released its 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report. For the first time in the survey’s five-year history, a majority of executives (53%) reported paying a hacker’s ransom following a cyber attack.

According to the report, 69% of executives said that their company faced a ransom attack in the past year, compared with only 14% noting so in 2016. Meanwhile, two-thirds of executives (66%) report a lack of confidence in their network security, admitting their networks are penetrable by hackers.

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