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5 common myths about ransomware

August 31, 2022

Myth #1: Not my organization

Small businesses face 3x more ransomware attacks.

Myth #2: Attacks cost only ransom


A ransomware attack can have far-reaching consequences. Your company could suffer long-term damage.

Myth #3: All ransomware attacks are phishing


Employees could download ransomware from an email link.


Myth #4: Antivirus software is enough

Advanced viruses won't stop cyberattacks. Even well-designed networks have flaws.

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Myth #5: Backups are always safe

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Ransomware backups are the last resort. Cybercriminals target data backups as part of their attack strategy.

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