Ransomware Not Gone but More Targeted, Report Says
A new Fortinet report underscores the current trend toward sophisticated, targeted cyberattacks involving custom code and living-off-the-land (LotL) techniques that enable attackers to take advantage of applications and processes already present on victim machines. Ransomware is no exception in this regard, for even though ransomware rates have dropped, targeted ransomware attacks are a growing threat.
The report also found that malware and botnet campaigns increasingly use shared infrastructure. In fact, the report notes that “nearly 60% of threats shared at least one domain indicating the majority of botnets leverage established infrastructure.” The researchers describe this type of behavior as ‘why buy or build when you can borrow’.