Average ransomware payments spike by 43% in 2021: 12 things to know

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

The average ransomware payment increased 43 percent to $220,000 in 2021, according to an April 26 report by Coveware.

Twelve things you should know:

1. The healthcare industry makes up 11.6 percent of industries targeted by ransomware attacks in 2021.

2. The median ransom payment increased 59 percent from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 to $78,398.

3. The average ransom payment increased 43 percent from...

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