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Q3 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Coveware published their Quarterly Ransomware Report on November 4, 2020. One of the continuing trends in 2020: Average and median ransom payments continue to rise. Here are some quick ransomware payment statistics from Coveware’s Q3 2020 Ransomware Report.

Q3 Highlights

  • The average ransom payment for Q3 2020 was $233,817. This is up 31% from Q2 2020.
  • The median ransom payment for Q3 2020 was $110,532 – up 2% from Q2 2020 ($108,597).
  • The biggest change in ransomware payment statistics is that attackers are targeting much larger enterprises, which overs higher profit margins for the illicit industry.
Average Ransomware Payment Statistics, Q3 2020

Average Ransomware Payments (By Quarter)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2020 $111,605 $178,254 $233,817
2019 $12,762 $36,295 $41,198 $84,116
2018 $5,973 $6,733
Data collected from Coveware’s Quarterly Reports

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