In Q1 2020, the average enterprise ransom payment increased to $111,605, up 33% from Q4 of 2019. Ransomware distributors increasingly targeted large enterprises and were successful in forcing ransom payments for the safe recovery of data. Large enterprise ransom payments are the minority by volume, but the size of the payments dramatically pulled up the average ransom payment. The median ransom payment remained relatively stable at $44,021, up only slightly from the Q4 2019 median of $41,179. The stability of the median reflects the fact that most ransom payments were modest relative to the average.
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