Ransomware: Who's Affected & Why

This chart shows the distribution of global ransomware infections by industry and leading causes of infections.

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Ransomware can make you want to cry. A malicious program called "WannaCry" has affected 200.000 people or organisations in 150 countries since Friday. 

Data by Symantec shows that almost every industrial sector has been affected by ransomware in recent years. However, some types of companies are more vulnerable or more often targeted by cybercriminals trying to extort money for data than others. The analysis shows that the services sector was by far most affected by ransomware in 2016. 

Data by Datto shows that, according to managed service providers, most often it's human carelessness that makes these attacks possible. Opening the wrong email can get you or your company infected.

This chart shows the distribution of global ransomware infections by industry and leading causes of infections.

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