Latest Trends in Ransomware

The pandemic forced companies to move much of their business online, which increased their security vulnerabilities accordingly. The FBI Internet Complaint Center showed a 62% increase in ransomware in 2021.

There was $590 million in ransomware-related activity in the first 6 months of 2021 alone. Ransomware tactics and techniques continued to evolve in 2021, showing ransomware threat actors growing in technological sophistication increasing the ransomware threat globally.

The increased prevalence of remote work has led to a rise in ransomware attacks, using the following techniques.

  • Phishing: This often comes in the form of an email that convinces you to click on a link and then enter your credentials.

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