[Whoa] Ransomware Strains Almost Double in Six Months from 5,400 to 10,666



Ransomware Strains Almost DoubleA recent report from FortiGuard Labs saw ransomware strains double in total so far compared to 2021, and the year is not over yet.

In a statement from FortiGuard Lab's Chief Strategist, "Cyber adversaries are advancing their playbooks to thwart defense and scale their criminal affiliate networks. They are using aggressive execution strategies such as extortion or wiping data as well as focusing on reconnaissance tactics pre-attack to ensure better return on threat investment."

With our recent insights on one-third of organizations getting weekly ransomware attacks and the recent Cisco hack that started with an Initial Access Broker, ransomware is not going away anytime soon. Bad actors will continue to utilize ransomware as their strongest method of infiltrating into your organization's database.

But how can you defend against these types of attacks in the future? In short, new-school security awareness training is the answer. Your organization needs to gain a deeper understanding of goals and tactics used by threat actors and stay up-to-date on the latest attacks. And as the number of threats continue to increase in size, your human firewall can grow in size too. 

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