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Research Reports

2021 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report

In 2020, ransomware threat groups embraced sophisticated tactics like double-extortion to exploit victims for even more money than the year before, with the average ransom paid increasing by 171% year-over-year.

In this report, Unit 42 draws on extensive research and Unit 42 case data to analyze:

  • The top ransomware variants targeting organizations around the globe
  • Rising average ransomware payments
  • Ransomware predictions as security teams plan for the future
  • Actionable next steps to immediately reduce ransomware risk