Ransomware set to break records this Black Friday 2021

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Cybercriminals are relentless in their search for profit. Ransomware holds organizations business operations hostage, which uniquely impacts retailers and other organizations that provide daily, direct services to their customers. Such attacks directly affect the victim’s revenue generation and thus provide additional leverage to the attackers in extracting the ransom.

Ransomware operators continue to mix-and-match malware ingredients deployed during the attack, as well as escalating their techniques from beyond phishing.  Organizations need to protect their outward-facing attack surface, but equally importantly, establish internal barriers (segmentation) to prevent lateral exploitation on which attackers rely to establish persistence and larger network access once they establish foothold on a single system.