Cyberwar Bulletin: Iran and Albania

Ransomware Spotlight Report 2022

Our annual research into ransomware threats has highlighted a steady increase in all ransomware markers - from vulnerabilities to threat groups targeting them. The year-on-year study also brought up interesting new patterns in the targets ransomware groups choose and the methods they adopt to wage dangerous attacks against their victims.

Here is a sneak peek into our findings -

  • There is a 29% growth in vulnerabilities tied to ransomware.
  • Zero-day vulnerabilities have become a new favorite for ransomware attackers. 
  • Ransomware groups are expanding to offer and utilize service packages like Ransomware-as-a-Service, Trojan-as-a-Service, Dropper-as-a-Service and Exploit-as-a-Service offerings.
  • A steady increase in supply-chain attacks was a trend throughout 2021