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Q4 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Coveware published their Quarterly Ransomware Report on February 1, 2021. Most notable: Fewer companies are giving in to cyber extortion when they are able to recover from back ups which has resulted in a large decline in average ransom amounts paid in Q4 2020. Here are some quick ransomware payment statistics from Coveware’s Q4 2020 Ransomware Report.

Q4 2020 Highlights

  • The average ransom payment for Q4 2020 was $154,108. This is down 34% from Q3 2020 ($233,817).
  • The median ransom payment for Q4 2020 was $49,450 – down 55% from Q3 2020 ($110,532).
  • The top 5 most common Ransomware types for Q4 2020 include: Sodinokibi, Egregor, Ryuk, Netwalker, and Maze.
Q4 2020 Average Ransomware Payment Statistics

Average Ransomware Payments (By Quarter)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2020 $111,605 $178,254 $233,817 $154,108
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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