Security firm Malwarebytes surveyed 500 companies in four countries and found one-third of victims lost revenue as a result of an attack

Ransomware is fast becoming a ubiquitous security threat, with nearly 40% of all businesses experiencing an attack in the past year, according to research from computer security firm Malwarebytes. The figure is even worse in Britain, where 54% of surveyed businesses had been targeted with such an attack

The group surveyed IT heads at over 500 companies in four countries, and found that more than one-third of the ransomware victims lost revenue as a result of the attack.

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