Ransomware attackers have gone from ‘spray and pray’ to ‘slayin’ prey’

Ransomware attackers have gone from ‘spray and pray’ to ‘slayin’ prey’

Posted August 8, 2019

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.