Hackers can make $90,000 per year with ransomware
With Russia’s average monthly salary hovering at around $500, it’s easy to see why ransomware has become such a lucrative business.
Ransomware is big business since the willingness to pay is so great, while there is very low risk for the hacker getting caught. But paying up is no guarantee that you will get the key, so everything might still be lost. So, the best remedy is being pro-active. The recepy is called backup, backup and backup. And if possible, network segmentation, to limit the damage.