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Ransomware: accounts for one third of all attacks against organizations

In our times, the Companies and their employees can be the victims of many cyber attacks, but the malware that continues to be a particular problem for most is ransomware. A report released by Positive Technologies has ranked ransomware as one of the most widespread attacks against organisms.

According to report of Positive Technologies, more than a third (34%) of cyber attacks in the first quarter of the year were ransomware. The most common were Sodinokibi, Maze and DoppelPaymer.

The organizations most targeted were government agencies. Other industries that fell victims Such attacks also affected science and education, healthcare and industrial companies.

An increase was also observed in the ransomware type, where attackers threatened to leak data which they had encrypted in case the victims did not pay the ransom. In these cases, the intruders even set up their own websites where they posted the stolen information. Criminals using Maze, Sodinokibi, Nemty, DoppelPaymer, Nefilim, CLOP and Sekhmet now have their own websites.

Many of the attacks were successful because the attackers were able to take advantage vulnerabilities and not updated systems. This is due in part to the fact that many companies have tried, due to the pandemic, to move their employees' work home without paying the required attention to safety.

In early 2020, one of the most well-known ransomware of recent months, the Snake, which can erase shadow copies of data and stop processes related to the operation of industrial control systems. Snake leaves a note on the victim's computer telling him what to do.

To protect organizations and employees from ransomware and other forms of malware, Positive Technologies offers some tips.

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