Cybercrime Can Give Attackers 1,425% Return on Investment

In a report released by Trustwave, attackers using a standard ransomware campaign can earn a 1,425 percent ROI, while security professionals are struggling to earn a ROI at all. Earnings for a 30 day campaign, assuming a 10% infection rate, a payout rate of .5%, and a $300 ransom, would total $90,000. Trustwave’s scanners also found that 98% of applications had vulnerabilities. As surprising as this is, we need to step up our cybersecurity game.