Ransomware is now a primary threat for businesses, and with the past year or so considered the “golden era” for operators, cybersecurity experts believe this criminal enterprise will reach new heights in the future. . Kronos. Colonial Pipeline. JBS. Kaseya. These are only a handful of 2021’s high-profile victims of threat groups including DarkSide, REvil, and BlackMatter.
According to Kela’s analysis of dark web forum activity, the “perfect” prospective ransomware victim in the US will have a minimum annual revenue of $100 million and preferred access purchases include domain admin rights, as well as entry into Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services.
It sounds more like many businesses are the victims that are “screwed” but as we all continue working from home, bringing-our-own-devices, and using cloud services to straddle work and personal activities, it means we are all at greater risk. Invest in your own protection.
Link: Ransomware in 2022: We’re all screwed