Victims of ‘ransomware’ computer attacks paid more than a billion euros in ransoms

Victims of ‘ransomware’ computer attacks paid more than a billion euros in ransoms


Victims of ‘ransomware’ computer attacks paid more than a billion euros in ransoms

‘Ransomware’ a type of computer program that exploits vulnerabilities in security systems.

A company specializing in cryptocurrency transactions estimated that victims of computer attacks with ‘ransomware’ paid around 1.1 billion dollars (approximately one billion euros) in ransoms in 2023.

‘Ransomware’ is a type of malicious computer program that exploits security vulnerabilities in companies or individuals and threatens victims with the destruction or blocking of access to data or critical systems, until a ransom is paid. .

The most recent study by Chainalysis, a company in the area of ​​cryptocurrencies, points out that the total amount paid, in the year 2023, more than doubled, compared to the value of 456.8 million dollars (around 424 million euros), recorded in 2022.

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