The Impact Of Compromised Backups On Ransomware Outcomes


There are two main ways to recover encrypted data in a ransomware attack: restoring from backups and paying the ransom. Compromising an organization’s backups enables ransomware actors to restrict their victim’s ability to recover encrypted data and in doing so dials up the pressure to pay. 

This report provides deep-dive analysis of the impact that backup compromise has on ransomware outcomes. It also shines light on the frequency of backup compromise in ransomware attacks.

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