Ransomware: Nearly a fifth of victims who pay off extortionists fail to get their data back

March 30, 2021

Many consumer victims of ransomware scams fail to get access to their data even after they pay off extortionists, according to a survey by Kaspersky.

Internationally the picture is still worse with more than half (56%) paying off extortionists and nearly one in five of whom (17%) failing to get their data back even after paying out.

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