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SANTA CLARA, Calif., – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution, today released the company’s latest quarterly threat report: Cybercrime techniques and tactics (CTNT): Ransomware retrospective. This special, in-depth ransomware edition of the CTNT explores the shift in ransomware attacks from consumer targets to organizations, businesses, municipalities and beyond, breaking out attack vectors and trends region by region for an unprecedented view into ransomware behavior.
As we approached Q2 2019, cybercriminals renewed a ransomware focus on businesses, as consumer detections were poised to dip below business detections of ransomware for the first time, an expression of lost interest from cybercriminals on individual targets as they look to higher value opportunities. Moving ahead into the second half of 2019, ransomware is expected to continue to evolve through manual and blended attacks with worm-like functionality, as well as more paired attacks with other malware families.
“This year we have noticed ransomware making more headlines than ever before as a resurgence in ransomware turned its sights to large, ill-prepared public and private organizations with easy to exploit vulnerabilities such as cities, non-profits and educational institutions,” said Adam Kujawa, Director of Malwarebytes Labs. “Our critical infrastructure needs to adapt and arm themselves against these threats as they continue to be targets of cybercriminals, causing great distress to all the people who depend on public services and trust these entities to protect their personal information.”
Highlights from the report include:
Recently launched just this week, Malwarebytes now offers an incident response services to companies under active attack, their Malware Removal Service (MRS). MRS provides rapid expert intervention and triage to effectively manage and isolate a critical malware incident. To learn more, visit: https://press.malwarebytes.com/2019/08/06/malwarebytes-launches-cyber-first-responder-service-to-save-businesses-under-active-attack.
For the full report and more information about ransomware and how to arm yourself, or your organization, against this threat, visit: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/reports/2019/08/labs-quarterly-report-finds-ransomeware’s-gone-rampant-against-businesses/.
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