Vectra research in Spotlight Report on Ransomware reveals that cybercriminals’ most effective weapon in carrying out a ransomware attack is the network itself, which is instrumental in enabling the malicious encryption of shared files on network servers.
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August 7, 2019
Ransomware casts a wider net to ensnare the cloud, data center and enterprise
Cybercriminals target organizations that are most likely to pay larger ransoms to regain access to encrypted files. This can be particularly catastrophic for cloud service providers.
The fallout from ransomware attacks against cloud service providers is far more devastating when the business systems of every cloud-hosted customer are encrypted. It’s an efficient, premeditated criminal threat with a rapid close and no middleman.
The Spotlight Report on Ransomware also reveals:
The Spotlight Report on Ransomware is based on observations and data in the 2019 Black Hat Edition of the Attacker Behavior Industry Report from Vectra.