The 2022 Ransomware Report is Here!

Trent Fowler
May 20, 2022

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.