Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data. Once the ransomware has infected your computer, it will ask you to pay a ransom — usually in cryptocurrency — in exchange for decrypting your data or unlocking your computer.
Bitcoin was the primary method of payment for ransomware. Around 98 percent of payments were made in Bitcoin.
2021 – $20 billion. 2019 – $11.5 billion. 2018 – $8 billion.
- In 2020, 73 percent of all ransomware attacks were successful (Sophos)
- Ransomware attacks rose $92.7 in 2021. (Security Magazine)
- By the end of 2021 the expected frequency of ransomware attacks is projected to hit 1 attack every second(BlackBerry)
- In 2021, ransomware was a part of 10% of all breaches. Overall, ransomware attacks doubled in frequency in 2021. (Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report)
- The Average of ransomware has skyrocketed to $4.4 million in 2022 (Dark Reading)
According to recent ransomware statistics from cybersecurity firm Coveware, these are the most widely reported causes of data breaches in 2020.
- REvil (Sodinokibi) — Ransomware program that’s difficult to detect
- Maze — Data-stealing ransomware that threatens to sell your data
- Phobos — Ransomware that locks productivity documents
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