Facing Five Types of Ransomware and Cyber Extortion

With every passing day, ransomware operators and cyber extortion syndicates grow increasingly emboldened. Look no further than to the recent DarkSide ransomware attack that effectively took down Colonial Pipeline systems and its 5,500 miles of gas supply lines for close to a week. Historically, ransomware groups targeted smaller organizations and those with less mature security programs. But their ambitions have expanded dramatically in recent years, setting their sights on increasingly larger organizations with more lucrative ransom returns.

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June 22, 2021