Inside the thriving ransomware market

Criminal marketplaces are teeming with ransomware offers and ad placements. Some criminals participating in this booming economy stand to pull down upwards of $100,000 annually

By Steve Ragan

Researchers at Carbon Black examined the ransomware market and discovered some interesting facts about the booming criminal economy. Mirroring some of the legal technology markets, such as those for software development, the market for Ransomware is dominated by unique custom solutions and turnkey offerings.

For two months researchers at Carbon Black studied how ransomware and developed and sold to criminals on the darknet. As one would expect, there are thousands of products (45,000) on offer from hundreds of sellers.

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