I’ve seen a number of reports over the past few months saying that ransomware attacks are on the decline. The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, for example, saw a significant drop in ransomware, as cybercriminals aren’t using this type of attack as the primary vector for financial gain.
On the surface, this appears to be really good news—ransomware attacks are down!—but it is also misleading. The type of ransomware most of us are most familiar might be decreasing, but cybercriminals have shifted their focus to network file encryption and going after cloud services.
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