In a recent study by CrowdStrike regarding cyber threat activity show more intrusion attempts in the first six months of this year than in all of 2019. The pandemic-related shift to remote work and the growing availability of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) were two major drivers. Red Sky Alliance has reported on many of these ransomware groups and actors in detail in 2020. These reports can be found at no charge at https://redskyalliance.org.
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Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is increasing around the world due to the ease of use, and the increasing success that attackers are having in their cyber-attacks. Recently, researchers have observed an increase in the use of a specific piece of malware known as Thanos ransomware. This malware is unique in that it is the first to advertise the use of the RIPlace tactic. This tactic allows attackers to evade detection by altering files without being detected by common Anti-Virus engines such as
Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) has a nice ring to its name, yet it spells big trouble for all businesses and government alike. Targeted ransomware attacks are likely to increase in 2020 as RaaS continues to evolve into an even more profitable business model for cyber criminals. This is one of the opinions expressed by numerous cyber security experts interviewed at RSA 2020. Dark web researchers are noticing a spike in demand for RaaS applications in hacker forums. The ease of availability