Ransomware-Wielding Gangs Love to Phish With Trojan Loaders

Health Info Security

Mathew J. Schwartz

Criminals operating online continue to tap ransomware in their pursuit of an illicit payday.

That was the cybercrime reality throughout 2020, and unfortunately it still appears to be holding true in the first months of 2021, according to incident response engagements conducted by Cisco Talos.

"For the seventh quarter in a row, Cisco Talos Incident Response observed ransomware dominating the threat landscape," with phishing remaining attackers' top initial access vector, David Liebenberg and Caitlin Huey, threat intelligence researchers at Cisco Talos, say in a new research report.

The report describes...

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