Average demanded ransomware payments worldwide 2014-2017

Estimated average ransom amount demanded by ransomware attackers worldwide from 2014 to H1 2017

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Release date

August 2017



Survey time period

2014 to H1 2017

Supplementary notes

It is impossible to accurately measure how much money ransomware victims have paid to attackers. Few victims disclose whether they have paid the ransom. Attackers rarely disclose how much money they have made and payments are difficult to trace since each infection usually has a unique cryptocurrency wallet. Ransom payments are frequently siphoned through a chain of wallets and “tumbler” services before the attackers cash out.

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