New ransomware grows 118% as cybercriminals adopt fresh tactics and code innovations

New ransomware grows 118% as cybercriminals adopt fresh tactics and code innovations

Posted August 29, 2019

New ransomware grows 118% as cybercriminals adopt fresh tactics and code innovations

Source: HelpNetSecurity
By: FNU LNU
Published: August 29, 2019

* McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 2019, and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code.
* While spear phishing remained popular, ransomware attacks increasingly targeted exposed remote access points, such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP); these credentials can be cracked through a brute-force attack or bought on the cybercriminal underground.