Ransomware By The Numbers
Over the past few years, ransomware has emerged as a serious threat to small to medium sized businesses. Datto surveyed 1,100 IT service providers about ransomware and cybersecurity and published the key findings in our State Of The Channel Ransomware Report.
- 35% of respondents said they have seen ransomware in SaaS apps, including Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite.
- 97% said ransomware attacks on small businesses are becoming more frequent, a trend that will continue over the next two years.
- Less than 1 in 4 ransomware incidents were reported to the authorities.
- 93% reported ransomware infection despite having antivirus software in place.
- According to IDG, downtime from ransomware costs small businesses around $8,500 an hour.
How Ransomware Spreads To SaaS Apps
Ransomware is often considered to be an on-premises technology threat. However, ransomware can easily spread to G Suite via the Google Drive sync capability or to Office 365 via ActiveSync and OneDrive Sync. So, creating an independent backup of G Suite is essential for Google Drive ransomware protection. Likewise, an independent backup ensures you can recover data following an Office 365 security breach.
Is G Suite Secure From Ransomware?
Many people mistakenly believe that G Suite data is safe from ransomware. However, this is simply untrue. If a Gmail user falls prey to a ransomware phishing email, files on their computer can be locked just as if they were using an on-premise email application. From there, many types of ransomware can spread to additional users, networked storage and servers – even into the cloud. It’s critical to practice G Suite account security best practices to protect your G Suite Domain.
Ransomware and Office 365
Like G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 applications are susceptible to ransomware attacks. In fact, most strains of ransomware target Microsoft productivity apps such as Word and Excel whether they are on-premises or in OneDrive. Some of the most high-profile ransomware attacks that have occurred recently have been in Office 365 environments. For example, a massive Office 365 Cerber ransomware attack recently impacted millions of users, according to reports. Microsoft confirms that backup is essential to protect against ransomware.
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