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Why are ransomware attacks successful?

Ransomware attacks are successful due to common organizational vulnerabilities that are detected and exploited by cyber criminals. Additionally, most encryption methods used in a ransomware attack are unbreakable. Sometimes it may also be more expensive to restore backups than to pay a ransom.

Proactively implementing cyber security solutions can help you avoid becoming a ransomware victim, but it is never too late to secure your network even after a ransomware attack.

 Ransomware victims must be empowered to speak up to stop the success of ransomware attacks. There is an unfortunate stigma attached to being a ransomware victim which often prevents victims from reporting an attack. To increase the likelihood of successful identification, investigation and prosecution of ransomware attackers by law enforcement, you should always report a ransomware attack to authorities.