Coverware: Ransomware Demands continue to rise as Data Exfiltration 


The Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report describes ransomware incident response trends during Q3 of 2020. Ransomware groups continue to leverage data exfiltration as a tactic, though trust that stolen data will be deleted is eroding as defaults become more frequent when exfiltrated data is made public despite the victim paying. In Q3, Coveware saw the Maze group sunset their operations as the active affiliates migrated to Egregor (a fork of Maze). We also saw the return of the original Ryuk group, which has been dormant since the end of Q1.

Average Ransomware Increases as Attackers Target Bigger Companies

Average Ransom Payment


+31% from Q2 2020

Median Ransom Payment


+2% from Q2 2020

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