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Thursday, January 26, 2023

‘There’s No Ceiling’: Ransomware’s Alarming Growth Signals a New Era, Verizon DBIR Finds | Dark Reading

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Training and Incident Response: Hidden Costs of Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have exploded in the last year, with 25 percent of all data breaches incorporating ransomware components. According to Verizon, four out of five of these attacks originated from external cybercriminal gangs and threat organizations. With ransomware as a service (RaaS), extortion requires no expertise or effort.

There are four distinct attack vectors, including exploiting stolen credentials, social engineering, and phishing. Locking down your organization’s external infrastructure may go a long way toward safeguarding it against ransomware. Training personnel to recognize phishing and exploits may save millions of dollars in breach recovery expenses in the future.

Source: https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-alarming-growth-verizon-dbir

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