2016 is officially the year of Ransomware. Managed service providers and Security experts alike have noticed a steep rise in attacks. Emails have become more well written and sophisticated, they are able to pass through Spam Filters and Antivirus software.
It only takes 1 user in a company to click the wrong link, or open the wrong attachment in an email, for an entire system to become encrypted and require restoration from backup.
According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, 23 percent of SMBs that receive phishing emails open them, and 11 percent click on the attachment.
User education is the best defence against falling victim and a solid Backup Solution is the only way to ensure data can be recovered if encrypted.