Coronavirus, remote working, and ransomware: The key cybersecurity challenges your organization is facing Watch Now Ransomware as a service is proving effective for cyber criminals who want a piece of the cyber-extortion action but without necessarily having the skills to develop their own malware, with two out of three attacks using this model. Ransomware attacks are still proving extremely lucrative, with the most well-organised gangs earning millions per victim , so many cyber criminals want to cash in – but don’t have the ability to code and distribute their own campaigns. More on privacy Microsoft to apply California’s privacy law for all US users Mind-reading technology: The security and privacy threats ahead How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government That’s where ransomware as a service (RaaS) comes in, with developers selling or leasing malware to users on dark web forums. These affiliate schemes provide low-level attackers with the ability to distribute and manage ransomware campaigns, with the developer behind the ransomware receiving a cut of each ransom victim’s pay for the decryption key. SEE: A winning strategy for cybersecurity (ZDNet special report) | Download… Read full this story
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