Blackmatter Ransomware: The Next Level of Ransomware

Major ransomware gangs, including Avaddon, DarkSide, and REvil, dissolved in Q2 2021, but the relief was short-lived. New and potentially more dangerous gangs quickly moved to take their place. Probably the most notable of these new threats is the BlackMatter ransomware gang. BlackMatter recently made headlines by compromising the networks of Japanese medical imaging giant…

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Q2 in Ransomware: A Review of Ransomware News

The ransomware threat landscape continued heating up into the spring, with a number of exciting ransomware news events. Overall, the total number of attacks and average ransom size continued to rise. The total damage caused by cybercrime is on pace to top $6 trillion this year, with ransomware driving a large portion of that growth.…