Ransomware attacks are increasingly targeting companies and their executives may be tempted to pay the requested ransom quickly to bring operations back to normal. This is not a decision any company should take lightly.

The number of ransomware incidents has more than doubled between 2018 and 2019, according to Polsinelli, Am Law 100 firm specialist and recognised cyber-security leader. The UK was particularly badly hit during the first six months of 2019, with ransomware volume jumping 195%.

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