We all remember the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack that struck organizations around the world in May 2017. The attack spread at a rate of almost 3,600 computers per hour, or about one per second. When all was said and done, the ransomware infected more than 300,000 devices.
Many victims simply paid the ransom to retrieve their locked files. This only encourages the threat actors and does not guarantee safe return of the stolen data.