Ransomware: Ransom Payment

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

Did You Know? Ransomware costs more than you think. Direct Cost: The Ransom Payment.

Of course, the up-front ransomware payment is the headline figure, but it’s only one – and not necessarily the largest – factor in the overall cost that ransomware imposes on its victims.

That said, in Q3 of 2019, we saw the average ransom payment increase by 13% to $41,198 compared to $36,295 in Q2 of 2019. 

Ryuk ransomware is largely responsible for the massive increase in ransomware payments. The malware operators demand an average of $288,000 for the release of systems, compared to the $10,000 average price demanded by other criminal gangs. #trianglecompudocs #didyouknow #ransomware #malware #ransompayment

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