Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Studies of Russian Ransomware: How Much Users Pay and How Much Money They Make


This morning, deep and dark web intelligence firm Flashpoint released the findings from a five month study of an organized Russian ransomware campaign.

The new research reports, titled Inside an Organized Russian Ransomware Campaign and Hacking Healthcare, detail the pay out schemes and how cybercriminals are using Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) to successfully target victims, with the healthcare industry being identified as a priority target. 

The reports detail ransomware campaign key metrics, including average salaries for various members of ransomware schemes, ransom amounts per US victim, and average monthly ransom payments as  well as some of the latest healthcare-focused attacks and the response in underground forums.

The reports can be found at Ransomware as a Service and Hacking Healthcare.