Between 2016 and 2020, the national police and gendarmerie services estimate that they have recorded between 1 580 and 1 870 proceedings in connection with ransomware attacks targeting companies and institutions.
Interstats, the account of the ministerial statistical service of Internal Security (SSMSI), notes that, “ according to the high estimate, the number of procedures initiated in connection with ransomware attacks increased on average by 3% each year until 2019, with an acceleration between 2019 and 2020 (+ 32%) ”.
“ Although this phenomenon is on the rise, the procedures related to ransomware attacks against companies and However, institutions only represent 13% of attacks on automated data processing systems recorded between 2016 and 2020. ”
Certain sectors of activity are more targeted than others. The industrial sector is thus “ particularly affected: it represents 15% of the victims recorded against 7% of the economic fabric in France ”.
Similarly, the public administration, education, human health and social action sector “ is over-represented: 20% of victims for 13% of establishments in France ”.
In addition, and when the amounts are entered (in 15% of procedures only), the median value “ has grown by approximately 50% per year between 2016 and 2020, amounting to 6 375 euros for this last year ”.
However, and on the ‘All the procedures related to ransomware, “ only 0.3% have at least one registered suspect “, notes Alexandre Léchenet on Twitter.