9 Ransomware Trends: More Leaks, Higher Ransom Payments

Healthcare Info Security

Mathew J. Schwartz

By almost every measure, ransomware continues to get worse, not least in the average ransom criminals receive when a victim chooses to pay a ransom.

So say multiple reports comparing the 2021 volume and severity of ransomware attacks, as well as the flow of cryptocurrency from victims to attackers and from attackers to service providers, to previous years.

Any study of ransomware must carry this caveat: Not all ransomware attacks come...

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