Dark web ransomware economy: Sellers pulling in six-figure salaries – Help Net Security

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There are currently more than 6,300 estimated dark web marketplaces selling ransomware, with more than 45,000 current product listings, according to new research by Carbon Black.

The prices for do-it-yourself (DIY) ransomware ranges from $0.50 to $3,000. The median price is $10.50. When comparing 2016 vs. 2017 YTD, ransomware sales on the dark web have grown from $249,287.05 to $6,237,248.90, a growth rate of 2,502%. According to the FBI, ransomware extorted about $1B in 2016.

Source: www.helpnetsecurity.com

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