Steve Ranger reports:
Ransomware victims have paid out more than $140 million to crooks over the last six-and-a-half years, according to calculations by the FBI.
Ryuk was the leading ransomware variant, generating roughly $61m between February 2018 and October 2019. Crysis/Dharma was the second most lucrative ransomware, generating $24m between November 2016 and November 2019. Third on the list, Bitpaymer, generated $8 million between October 2017 and September 2019, while SamSam managed $6.9m between January 2016 and the end of November 2018.
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