Ransomware payments peaked in 2021

Research from Palo Alto Networks found that ransomware payments hit an all-time high last year

Ransomware payments reached all-time highs last year, with related data leaks and ransom demands also surging, according to Palo Alto Networks.

The stats were compiled from cases worked on by the security vendor’s Unit 42 security consulting business.

The 2022 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report published by Palo Alto Networks today claimed the average ransomware payment reached a record $541,010 in 2021, rising 78% year-on-year. Average ransom demands also rose by 144%, reaching an astronomical $2.2m.

Its 2022 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report published today claimed the average ransomware payment rose 78% year-on-year in 2021 to reach a record $541,010. Average ransom demands soared by 144% to reach $2.2m. Read more:https://bit.ly/3wAg1DK

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