Number of ransomware attacks per year 2014-2020

According to an annual report on global cyber security, there were a total of 304 million ransomware attacks worldwide in 2020. This was a 62 percent increase from a year prior, and the second highest figure since 2014 with the highest on record being 638 million attacks in 2016.

Annual number of ransomware attacks worldwide from 2014 to 2020

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Source

Release date

March 2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Special properties

data is based on SonicWall Capture Labs; wider industry metrics may vary

Supplementary notes

*2019 data was calculated by Statista on the basis of information provided by the source: "Despite regional efforts to thwart ransomware attacks, ransomware volume jumped 11 percent year over year."

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