[Heads Up] Ransomware Damage Skyrockets As Ransoms Grew 14 Times In Just 12 Months

Last year was highly profitable for ransomware actors but with the prices we’ve seen recently, 2020 is likely to surpass it as actors continue to target large companies in key industries.Phishing is also used regularly to gain initial access to a company’s network. Normally, networks that distribute malicious emails like Emotet, Trickbot (Ryuk), or QakBot (ProLock, MegaCortex) are used to for access to the target network.Among the most common intrusion techniques that the Singapore-based company observed in incident response engagements, drive-by compromise via exploit kits (EKs), external remote services (mainly RDP), and spear phishing were at the top of the list.
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