Ransomware 2021: criminal business models and payment realities

Ransomware 2021: criminal business models and payment realities

In part one of this ransomware special, Davey Winder talks to experts about the rise of criminal cooperation, how this has propelled ransomware to the top of the attack tree and analyses how organisations should respond… 


The Colonial Pipeline attack and another which severely disrupted the Irish Health Service have one thing in common (beyond being despicable): they were both the result of ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operations. 

This area of criminal cooperation has become the norm for threat actors, but what are the business mechanics at play? How does it change the risk to business? And can it survive these high-profile attacks on critical infrastructure?

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