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Ransomware has received considerable news coverage in recent years, in part due to several attacks against high-profile corporate targets. Little is known, however, about the prevalence and characteristics of ransomware attacks on the general population, what proportion of users pay, or how users perceive risks and respond to attacks. Using a detailed survey of a representative sample of 1,180 American adults, we estimate that 2%-3% of respondents were affected over a 1-year period between 2016dblp:conf/soups/SimoiuB0G19 fatcat:qh5cujfhe5dlhju32om757by2m