Coveware published their Quarterly Ransomware Report on April 26, 2021. Most notable: Q1 saw a reversal of average and median ransom amounts. The averages in Q1 were pulled up by a raft of data exfiltration attacks by one specific threat actor group that opportunistically leveraged a unique vulnerability. Here are some quick ransomware payment statistics from Coveware’s Q1 2021 Ransomware Report.
Q1 2021 Ransomware Highlights
- The average ransom payment for Q1 2021 was $220,298. This is up 43% from Q4 2020 ($154,108).
- The median ransom payment for Q1 2021 was $78,398 – up 59% from Q4 2020 ($49,450).
- The top 5 most common Ransomware types for Q4 2020 include: Sodinokibi, Conti V2, Lockbit, Clop, and Egregor.
Average Ransomware Payments (By Quarter)
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