In keeping with new analysis, Brazilian companies have seen a big rise in ransomware assaults in 2021, however most companies are usually not paying to recuperate their information.
In keeping with the examine, The State of Ransomware 2022 by cybersecurity firm Sophos, 55% of the 200 surveyed firms in Brazil have been focused by ransomware assaults final yr. Compared, the share reported in 2020 was 38%.
Then again, the share of firms that ransomware assaults in Brazil have focused continues to be decrease than the worldwide common. In keeping with the examine, which polled 5,600 executives throughout 31 nations, 66% of companies reported that they had been victims of ransomware assaults. In 2020, the worldwide share was 37%.
The examine famous that solely 40% of the Brazilian companies surveyed selected to pay malicious actors for ransom after being attacked. Nonetheless, the businesses that opted to take action solely managed to get about 55% of knowledge that had been stolen and encrypted again.
In keeping with the analysis, in Brazil, the typical ransom fee was $211.790. This compares with the worldwide common of $812.360, a five-fold enhance on final yr’s figures.
In terms of the strategies mostly used to revive information after a ransomware assault, some 73% of Brazilian firms cited backups as the principle technique.
In keeping with a separate report revealed by IBM on safety threats in Latin America revealed in February, manufacturing firms have been probably the most attacked sector in Brazil, representing 20% of the ransomware assaults in 2021.
The examine famous that this displays a world pattern, as cybercriminals discovered a vantage level within the crucial function manufacturing organizations performs in world provide chains to strain victims to pay ransoms.
Accounting for 17% of the ransomware assaults in 2021, the mining sector is the second most focused by ransomware gangs. The skilled providers, power and retail segments account for 15% of assaults, following manufacturing and mining as Brazil’s most focused sectors.
With over 33 million intrusion makes an attempt in 2021, Brazil is just behind the US, Germany and the UK when it comes to ransomware assaults, in keeping with a cyber threats report launched by SonicWall earlier this yr. In 2020, Brazil ranked ninth in the identical rating, with 3,8 million ransomware assaults.
Regardless of the worrying state of affairs of 2021, different analysis suggests Brazil has seen an an enchancment in its information breach scenario within the first few months of this yr, with an 80% lower within the variety of circumstances seen within the first quarter of 2022, in keeping with new analysis by cybersecurity firm Surfshark.
The examine famous that over 285,000 Brazilians have been breached between January and March, inserting Brazil within the twelfth place within the rating of most breached nations globally. That compares with the scenario within the final quarter of 2021, when Brazil occupied the fifth spot on the listing.