Jonathan Crowe

Must-Know Ransomware Statistics and Attack Trends 2020


From massive increases in ransom amounts to big shifts in attack models, these statistics reveal the major new trends in ransomware.

In 2019, ransomware completely evolved. Mass distribution campaigns designed to to indiscriminately infect home users are out. Targeted campaigns aimed at taking down mid- to large-sized organizations are in. As a result, according to several sources, the overall number of infections dropped in 2019. But the infections we did see were more sophisticated, more disruptive, and far more lucrative for the criminals behind the operations.

What’s driving this trend? The following stats tell the story. Read more