Trivia (September 2018)

Q: By the end of 2019, ransomware is expected to attack a business how frequently?

A. Every 12 minutes
B. Every 14 seconds
C. Every 30 minutes
D. Every 90 seconds

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The answer is B. Every 14 seconds, according to research conducted by Cybersecurity Ventures. That's up from every 40 seconds in 2016. It is estimated that ransomware damages will cost the world more than $8 billion in 2018. A previous Cybersecurity Ventures report predicted ransomware damages cost the world $5 billion in 2017, up from $325 million in 2015.