Volatile and Adaptable: Tracking the Movements of Modern Ransomware

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Volatile and Adaptable: Tracking the Movements of Modern Ransomware

Ransomware

Trend Micro’s tracking of modern ransomware, as well as of older families, shows which attacks are gaining momentum and which families are particularly dangerous for enterprises and private users.

By: Trend Micro Research December 15, 2021 Read time:  ( words)

In the first half of 2021, we saw that modern ransomware threats were still active and evolving, using double extortion techniques to victimize targets. Unlike traditional ransomware tactics, current adversaries use private data stolen from victims’ machines to add pressure and threaten to release valuable information onto public leak sites if the ransom remains unpaid. Further into the year, our tracking of these threats, as well as of older ransomware families, shows which attacks are gaining momentum and which families are particularly dangerous for enterprises and private users.  

A deeper look into 2021’s modern ransomware

The total number of Trend Micro detections of ransomware threats, which covers all types of ransomware, lessened in June and July but started picking up again in August. Upon looking at the targets of

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