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Ransomware payments hit record in 2021, India ranks 2nd in JAPAC region

India witnessed a 218 per cent rise in ransomware attacks in 2021

Ransomware attack, Cyber security
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Ransomware payments hit new records in 2021 as cybercriminals increasingly turned to Dark Web “leak sites” where they pressured victims to pay up by threatening to release sensitive data, according to research released on Friday from Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader. India witnessed a 218 per cent rise in ransomware attacks in 2021.

According to The 2022 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report, India ranks 10th globally in the number of ransomware attacks, and ranks second in the JAPAC region.

The average ransom demand in cases worked by Unit 42 incident responders rose 144 per cent in 2021

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 2:53 PM IST

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