Unpatched Vulnerabilities: The Most Brutal Ransomware Attack Vector

Discover how ransomware outcomes differ depending on whether the attack starts with an exploited vulnerability or compromised credentials in this Sophos research report.

Based on the experiences of 2,974 organizations hit in the last year, it explores:

  • How often ransomware attacks start with an unpatched vulnerability
  • How attack severity and operational impact vary based on root cause
  • The financial impact of unpatched vulnerabilities, including average ransom payments and recovery costs

It also shines a light on the role of cyber insurance, including how often claims that started with an unpatched vulnerability are denied.