The year 2020 was a milestone year where there were many trends, that were born out of necessity to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. From Dalgona coffee and dating online and to frequent online shopping and working out online. These trends were welcome but one that was not was the increase in cyberattacks particularly ransomware.
PenTest Magazine reported that the year 2020 saw a rise in the ransom demanded by hackers, which had increased by 60 percent since the start of the year to $178,000 on average. Although this is concerning, even more shocking was 2019’s explosive growth in ransomware demand amounts. In 2019, the average ransom demand grew 14 times, up from $6,000 in 2018 to $84,000 by the end of the year.
So how does one protect critical infrastructure from ransomware attacks? Read the story: Ransomware Statistics, Trends and Facts for 2020 and Beyond.