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Fewer new ransomware families could mean a chance to disrupt cybercrime activity

Wednesday June 22, 2022. 12:15 PM , from BetaNews
Although ransomware remained the most common threat last year the number of new ransomware families and unique variants discovered in 2021 decreased significantly compared to previous years. Researchers from WithSecure suggest that this could highlight a potential opportunity to disrupt the cybercrime ecosystem that's exacerbated the problem in recent years. WithSecure's chief technology officer Christine Bejerasco thinks the trend may point to threat actors consolidating their efforts. 'If attackers are in fact consolidating their activities around core competencies, that makes the major ransomware-as-a-service providers crucial links in the supply chains of threat actors. And if we can break these links… [Continue Reading]

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