How criminals determine the ransom in ransomware

Track: Law enforcement
Technical level
Time: 15:00

The ransomware landscape has been changing over the past few years. In our study, we analyzed 453 ransomware attacks reported to the Dutch police from 2019 to 2022. Our aim was to understand what determines how much ransom criminals ask. Key findings indicate that criminal effort and victims company size best predict how much criminal hope to gain by performing ransomware attacks.

Speakers in this session
PhD student, Police / University Twente