Ransomware demands are growing, but life is getting tougher for malware gangs

Ransomware attacks continue to be successful because cyber criminals can still exploit common cybersecurity vulnerabilities to enter networks and carry out campaigns. But while ransomware is still a major cybersecurity issue, there are signs that the situation could be about to get better. “I’m a little optimistic for the first time in years about ransomware – I think we might be at the peak of our worst right now and I’m hoping we start to turn a corner,” Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist at Sophos told ZDNet, citing how government bodies like the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have stepped in in “a meaningful way” to provide accessible and useful advice on how to improve cybersecurity. .

Link: Ransomware demands are growing, but life is getting tougher for malware gangs
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