Ransomware Attackers Set Their Sights on SaaS

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Kelly Sheridan

Ransomware attacks have begun to more heavily target software applications, open source tools, and Web and application frameworks as attackers seek more direct paths to organizations' largest and most important data stores.

The ransomware threat landscape has seen tremendous growth in the past few years alone, RiskSense researchers report in a new study, "Ransomware – Through the Lens of Threat and Vulnerability Management." They detected 223 vulnerabilities associated with 125 ransomware families, a massive increase from their 2019 findings of 57 CVEs tied to 19 ransomware families.

These attackers are diversifying their targets, moving "up the stack" to target software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and remote technology. Ransomware is now...

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