Key Findings of ransomware demands
Signs pointing to a decline in ransomware are no cause for celebration. Webroot’s 2021 Threat Report gleaned from our BrightCloud Threat Intelligence service reveals that attacks are declining but only because ransomware has become more targeted, better implemented, and much more ruthless, with criminals specifically targeting higher value and weaker targets.
Businesses have become preferred targets because they can and will pay more to get their data back.
Although some businesses partially follow cybersecurity best practices, gaps in security exist because the threat surface area is so large and because cyber thieves are so good at exploiting the gaps.