Report: The cryptocurrency obtained by ransomware attackers increased by nearly 90% in the first quarter of 2019 from the previous quarter.

According to TheNextWeb, the latest report from Coveware, a solution for ransomware, shows that ransomware attackers gained cryptocurrencies in the first quarter of 2019 by nearly 90% from the previous quarter. In the first quarter of this year, the average daily ransom paid to attackers rose from $6,733 in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $12,762. According to the report, the reason for the surge in costs is that the cost of infection has increased, such as Ryuk. In addition, Bitcoin is still the most mainstream payment method for ransomware, and 98% of attacks require payment using BTC.