Months in the making, our 2022 ransomware report is finally finished.
Ransomware is one of the gravest emerging cyberthreats, one that has grown from a few isolated individuals and a few thousand dollars to efficient, streamlined criminal enterprises extorting vast sums.
Where twenty years ago a ransomware attack would almost certainly have targeted an individual or a small business, today they're going after critical national infrastructure and even directly squaring off with national governments.
This threat demands a swift and decisive response, but we can only respond if we have a clear idea of the dimensions of the problem and the general functioning of the industry.
Elementus' propriety data are an important tool in accomplishing this goal. They have revealed:
- More than two billion dollars stolen in just two years (2019-2021), the highest uncovered by any blockchain analytics firm.
- An industry dominated by powerful crime families reminiscent of the Italian mafia.
- Mainstream entities, like exchanges, exposed to illicit on-chain activity.
You can't fight what you don't understand. Know your enemy, get our report today.