Ransomware Trends 2016

***The year of 2016 was the year of ransomware.

Goal: Obtain statistics related to ransomware trends in 2016, including, but not limited to,

  • (1) top 10 ransomware variants;
  • (2) top 10 ransomware infrastructure locations; and
  • (3) top 10 ransomware IPs

Tools: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash
Source: OSINT Feed
Date Range: 2016

Winners (2016):

  • Top 3 Ransomware –> Locky, Cerber, & TeslaCrypt
  • Top 3 Ransomware Infrastructure Location -> United States, Germany, & Russia

I. Top 10 Ransomware (2016):

Locky 38,023
Cerber 4,656
TeslaCrypt 1,916
TorrentLocker 392
CryptoWall 368
PayCrypt 60
CTB-Locker 24
PadCrypt 16
DMALocker 12
FAKBEN 12

II. Top 10 Ransomware Infrastructure Location (2016):

United States 11,339
Germany 2,288
Russia 2,052
Netherlands 1,464
Italy 1,428
China 1,384
United Kingdom 969
France 892
Poland 861
Turkey 832

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