Feb. 9, 2024, 10:25 a.m. | ESET

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Ransomware payments in 2023 reached a record-breaking $1.1 billion in 2023, according to an analysis by Chainalysis, a blockchain research firm. Calling 2023 a "watershed year for ransomware", Chainalysis also said that last year marked a reversal from the decline observed in 2022, when the payments were "only" half the amount last year. The underlying trend – that ransomware actors were more active last year than the year before – was also observed by ESET experts in the H2 2023 …

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