Most Brazilian companies don't pay to get data back after ransomware attacks

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According to new research, Brazilian businesses have seen a significant rise in ransomware attacks in 2021, but most firms are not paying to recover their data.

According to the study, The State of Ransomware 2022 by cybersecurity company Sophos, 55% of the 200 surveyed companies in Brazil were targeted by ransomware attacks last year. In comparison, the percentage reported in 2020 was 38%.

On the other hand, the percentage of companies that ransomware attacks in Brazil have targeted is still lower than the global average. According to the study, which polled 5,600 executives across 31 countries, 66% of firms reported they had been victims of ransomware attacks. In 2020, the global percentage was 37%.

The study noted that only 40% of the Brazilian firms surveyed chose to pay malicious actors for ransom after being attacked. However, the companies that opted to do so only

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