The War On Cybercrime And Ransomware: Are You Ready?
Fortinet News, October 4th, 2021
October 4, 2021,
Volume 283, Issue 1

Not all heroes wear capes. Many work quietly and diligently behind the scenes, amassing evidence and uncovering clues until there's enough to go on to take the enemy down.

"Just like detective work, cybercrime defenders use similar tactics to chase cybercriminals, getting into their minds and following their actions to beat them at their own game.

We are seeing an increase in effective and destructive cyberattacks affecting thousands of organizations in a single incident creating an important inflection point for the war on cybercrime. In the case of ransomware, some operators are shifting their strategy away from email-initiated payloads to focusing on gaining and selling initial access into corporate networks further showing the continued evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) fueling cybercrime. This means even ransomware is about much more than just ransom, it can also be about access. In fact, recent data from Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs shows that the average weekly ransomware activity in June 2021 was more than 10x higher than one year ago. This shows us a consistent and overall significant increase over a one-year period. According to Fortinet's State of Ransomware survey, it has become the top threat concern for many organizations today..."

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