A Billion Dollar Ransom. What would it take?

How big will ransomware ransoms get? As ransomware attacks grow more targeted and sophisticated, the average ransom demand keeps going up, too. Some surveys indicate that the average ransom demand increased from $6,000 2018 to $84,000 in 2019. That trend continued into 2020, with the average increasing to over $300,000, by some estimates. I recently…

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Q2 in Ransomware: A Review of Ransomware News

The ransomware threat landscape continued heating up into the spring, with a number of exciting ransomware news events. Overall, the total number of attacks and average ransom size continued to rise. The total damage caused by cybercrime is on pace to top $6 trillion this year, with ransomware driving a large portion of that growth.…