Lockbit wins ransomware speed test, encrypts 25,000 files per minute

Ransomware moves more quickly than most organizations can respond. Though knowing they have a specific limited window should help inform where to put their defenses, according to security data shop Splunk.

The vendor’s research team Surge today published research on how long it takes 10 of the big ransomware families including Lockbit, Conti, and REvil to encrypt 100,000 files. While the criminal gangs’ speeds varied, Surge found the median ransomware variant can encrypt nearly 100,000 files totaling 53.93GB in 42 minutes and 52 seconds.

Also: Lockbit was the fastest, and 86 percent faster than the median. The fastest Lockbit sample encrypted just under 25,000 files per minute.

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Source: The Register