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New Threat Intelligence Reveals That Simple Cyberthreats Remain Successful

New Threat Intelligence Reveals That Simple Cyberthreats Remain Successful (Threat Intel & Info Sharing)

New threat intelligence data also revealed a threefold increase in ransomware over the last year fueled in large part by variants such as NotPetya and WannaCry.Industry Cybercrime TrendsZDNet reported that healthcare was the primary target for ransomware scams last year. In fact, 8 of the top 10 ransomware families were consistently involved in healthcare attacks.The food industry, meanwhile, topped threat actors’ priority list and attracted 50 percent of all reported attacks, down just 1 percent from 2016, according to the “Cylance 2017 Threat Report.” In 2017, hospitality moved into second spot with 19 percent.On the attacker side of threat intelligence, the market is shifting gears to offer ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) tools that would-be cybercriminals can purchase for less than $50. The authors simply take a percentage of any successful ransomware scheme.Threat Actors Keep It SimpleAs noted by the Cylance report, simple techniques, such as phishing, and common malware strains, such as Locky, continue to pay off for attackers.

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