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Proofpoint: Ransomware Payments Made In Half Of U.S. Attacks

Ransomware and other cyber attacks on private-sector corporations are increasingly common. President Biden has made combating cybercrime a priority of his administration. The Justice Department indicted two ransomware criminals late last year.

Proofpoint: Ransomware payments made in half of U.S. attacks

Looking at ransomware in particular, the report found that it was vulnerabilities that occupied almost half of the mean of initial access, followed by brute force credential attacks and phishing. Unit 42 reported seeing demands as high as $30 million and clients paying over $8 million.


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