Ransomware Groups Get Smaller and More Social
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack of 2021 put infrastructure operators on notice that they were directly in the crosshairs of big ransomware gangs. The reaction of law enforcement seems, however, to have also put the gangs on notice that their ability to operate with impunity isn’t what it used to be. The big criminal operations seem to be breaking up. That’s not because they’ve gone straight. It’s because they’ve realized that they’re more vulnerable than they used to be.