The ability to decline a payout to ransomware attackers that are holding your data hostage is completely reliant on your level of planning for that situation. Do you have effective and up-to-date antivirus software? Do you have up-to-date backups in multiple locations that date back to before the attack was deployed?
The following article explains that ransomware payouts are on the decline, with the average ransomware lifespan lasting significantly fewer days since last year. This can be credited to businesses being more prepared for the worst-case scenario:
Ransomware profits drop 40% in 2022 as victims refuse to pay
Lionfield Technology Solutions can help protect your business against these types of scenarios and assist with getting you back to business as usual.