Half of Ransomware Attacks Lead to Data Exfiltration; Payments Hit $234K

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Jessica Davis

Threat actors are increasing threats to breach victims through extortion attempts, as data exfiltration now occurs in nearly 50 percent of ransomware attacks. Meanwhile, ransom payments rose 31 percent in the last quarter, at an average of $234,000, according to the Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report.

The medium ransom payment averages $110,532. Researchers explained payment costs have increased, as hackers increasingly target larger enterprises and “large, big game payments continue to drag the averages up.”

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