With the recent arrests and law enforcement crackdowns on ransomware gangs, and related cybersecurity threat actors, these gangs are changing up their tactics to continue detonating payloads and demanding multi-million dollar ransoms.
According to the Hacker News, groups including BlackMatter, DarkSide, and REvil have had to slow down or halt their operations due to the increased law enforcement investigations and action. And while this is good news for businesses across industries, variants of these groups are popping up, and recent figures show that between July and September of 2021 there were 612 ransomware attacks that were tied to 35 variant groups.
Because of the complexity of these threats, and the ability these groups have to adapt and institute new methods of attacking organisation’s networks, it is critical for all businesses to implement policies and tools that help to mitigate cyber risk. Contact us today for a cybersecurity audit to see how your company stacks up against industry best practices, and to see how we can enhance your businesses’ security posture.