Ransomware tracker: the latest figures [December 2021]
Adam Janofsky December 3, 2021

Ransomware tracker: the latest figures [December 2021]

Ransomware tracker: the latest figures [December 2021]

* Note this Ransomware Tracker is updated on the 10th day of each month to stay current *

Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, Kaseya — we’re not through 2021 yet, but it can already be dubbed the year of ransomware. The problem isn’t impacting all organizations to the same degree, however. According to data collected by Recorded Future, attacks against the most vulnerable organizations — schools and healthcare facilities — have fluctuated widely in recent months.

Ransomware expert Allan Liska explains that threat actors are focusing their efforts on organizations that can stomach multimillion-dollar ransom demands. “They’re not looking at [these organizations] as much, because they’re not going to get those returns there,” he said. You can catch up on the latest data using this ransomware tracker, which is based off data collected from government agencies, news reports, hacking forums, and other sources. We’ll keep updating it throughout the year.

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Adam is the founding editor-in-chief of The Record by Recorded Future. He previously was the cybersecurity and privacy reporter for Protocol, and prior to that covered cybersecurity, AI, and other emerging technology for The Wall Street Journal.