Ransomware rife in Ireland, says Data Solutions

3rd April, 2016
Michael O’Hara, managing director, and David Keating, security sales manager, Data Solutions

Data Solutions has revealed the results of its 2016 Information Security Survey. The survey found that 20 per cent of Irish businesses have fallen victim to ransomware attacks, a serious form of cybercrime that sees hackers hold a firm’s sensitive and critical data for ransom. The study found that 93 per cent of respondents stated that they would never pay a ransom to hackers.

The survey was carried out among 137 senior IT decision makers in...

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