Crypto Theft Rose in 2022 as Scams, Ransomware Bounty Fell: Chainalysis

The report looks into a particular case of one ransomware strain, Deadbolt, which was active in 2022. Unlike the most infamous ransomware groups like Conti, attacking large organizations for big ransoms, Deadbolt operators chose to target small businesses and individuals and over 2022, received over $2.3 million from around 4,923 victims, who in average paid about $476 each.

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