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Amounts requested in ransomware ransom fees increased 200% in 2019

June 7, 2020

A study by the digital forensics company Crypsis Groupshows a trend of active growth in amounts claimed by ransomware attackers as a ransom, The required quantities increased strongly by 200% from 2018 to 2019

According to the 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach Report, not surprisingly, cyber criminals demand “exorbitant” ransom, The company has determined this over the past three years The average ransom amount was $ 115,123.

Attackers are becoming more sophisticated

Crypsis Group says attackers shift their tactics to business-related ransomwareChoose the Victims who are able to pay higher amountswith tactics that are “perfect” over time.

Amounts requested in ransomware ransom fees increased 200% in 2019Amounts requested in ransomware ransom fees increased 200% in 2019

Attack tactics that appear to be used by criminals They have also adapted very well to overcome the defense strategies pursued by the victims.

Most popular ransomware variants

The Crypsis Group claims that there were 2019 an increase in ransomware variantslike Ryuk, Sodinokibi (or “REvil”) and Phobos who notice this This tactic is “very effective”.

The report shows that Ryuk ransomware was the most popular variant in 2018, the authors of these threats You trust a banking Trojan called TrickBot. Start spam / phishing campaigns against victims.

On May 25, Cointelegraph reported a Verizon report shows that the attackers are aim for more educational services since the beginning of 2020.