Most ransomware payments are used to fund many more attacks

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When an attacker manages to extort money from a ransomware victim, they rarely use the money to go on vacation, instead using the newly acquired money to fund more cybercrime activities, new research finds.

A report (opens in new tab) by Trend Micro claims that while only 10% of ransomware victims end up paying the ransom, the money paid is often used in future attacks.

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