Better understand the ransomware landscape with information from IT professionals across the globe

5,400 IT professionals from 30 countries responded to this year’s report, revealing fresh insights into the frequency of ransomware attacks, how much hackers are demanding when data is encrypted – and if paying up actually works.

In this report you’ll find:

  • How often cybercriminals succeed in encrypting data
  • Which sectors are most likely to pay the ransom
  • The average ransom paid by small and mid-sized organizations
  • How much data victims get back after paying the ransom
  • Best practices to minimize the impact of a ransomware attack

Some of the topics covered in the State of Ransomware 2021:

The prevalence of ransomware

How many organizations were hit compared to previous years.

Who are attackers going after

Which organizations faced the most ransomware attacks in 2020.

Where are ransomware attacks happening

Ransomware varies from country to country – learn where attacks are most frequent.

The impact of ransomware

Extortion is the new encryption – learn more about this new trend.

The cost of paying up

Find out how much ransomware costs across different industries.

What happens when you pay up

Does paying the ransom pay off? Find out more.

Ransomware evolves to remain effective – learn how to stay ahead

We don’t just look at the bad in this year’s report. We also share what is working to stop ransomware, and how to stay ahead of future attacks.