Ransomware attackers have gone from ‘spray and pray’ to ‘slayin’ prey’
Source: The Register
By: Shaun Nichols
Published: August 8, 2019
* Black Hat Ransomware infections may be down, but only because attackers are getting better at targeting them. * Overall, the numbers would show that ransomware numbers have fallen. After peaking at more than 5.7 million total detections in August of 2018, just over 3 million attacks by lockup malware were detected in June 2019. * This is not, however, because criminals are losing interest in using ransomware. Rather, they are getting a much better return from fewer attempts on higher-value targets: namely, enterprises.