Average global ransomware and BEC scam cost 2017

This statistic presents the average cost per ransomware and BEC scam incident worldwide in 2017. According to the findings, BEC (business e-mail compromise) scam incidents had reported in a significantly larger average cost per attack than ransomware, with a figure of 67,000 U.S. dollars. In comparison, the average ransomware attack cost 700 U.S. dollars in damages.

Average cost per ransomware and BEC scam incident worldwide in 2017

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Release date

September 2017



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Number of respondents

10,000 respondents

Special properties

security clients on six continents

Supplementary notes

Six regions covered: Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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