Ransomware Tracker [2022]

To this day, many companies believe that ransomware is a phantom threat rather than a highly-probable cyber incident. In reality, 37% of businesses were hit by ransomware in 2021. The number of successful attempts is constantly rising. This tracker reports the biggest incidents that made their way to the media. It demonstrates both the rise in attack numbers and the devastating consequences of not having a reliable ransomware protection tool.

Ransomware Basics

According to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Ransomware actors often target and threaten to sell or leak exfiltrated data or authentication information if the ransom is not paid.

In recent years, ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent among the Nation’s state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government entities and critical infrastructure organizations.

2021 Statistics:

  • Ransomware frequency was 11 seconds
  • 37% of all businesses were hit by an attack
  • 57% of victims managed to recover their data from a backup
  • 32% of companies hit by ransomware paid ransom
  • $570,000 is the average ransom
  • $50M is the highest ransom demand
  • $1.85M is the average cost of recovery after the attack

Ransomware Tracker