Ransomware Attackers Are Getting More Confident

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Accenture’s 2021 Cyber Threat Intelligence Report shows that cybercriminals are becoming bolder and more aggressive in targeting manufacturing and other critical infrastructures while testing new methods of extortion.

With the global Ransomware crisis, which is entering a new phase, the threat actors are now using stronger pressure tactics, including these four ransomware techniques, which are the local denial of access; extortion by leak, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), and contact with a victim’s customers.

The report also found that dark web forums are now becoming a breeding ground for new threats.

Threat actors also abusing pirated versions of the commercial penetration testing tool called Cobalt Strike.

For more information, read the original story in TechRepublic.

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