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Ransomware payments near triple growth in 2020 – Palo Alto Networks

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We speak with Sean Duca, Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for APJ at Palo Alto Networks and walk through Unit 42’s latest Ransomware Threat Report.

The findings indicate a surge in ransomware demands during 2020 revealing that the average ransom payment to cyber criminals almost tripled. The highest ransom paid to hackers increased from $6.4 million in 2019 to $12.9 million in 2020 and the highest ransom demanded from hackers doubled from $19.3 million in 2019 to $38.6 million in 2020.


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