9 Ransomware Enablers - And Tactics for Combating Them

Healthcare Info Security

Mathew J. Schwartz

Ransomware operations continue to thrive thanks to a vibrant cybercrime-as-a-service ecosystem designed to support all manner of online attacks.

Some of these services are based on criminals exploiting known vulnerabilities that organizations have yet to patch or brute-forcing access to remote desktop protocol connections and then selling this access to others. Improving patch management and RDP security practices are obvious defenses.

Other ransomware enablers, however, seem likely to keep thriving unless stronger measures are taken. Disrupting the cybercrime forums on...

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