Ransomware attacks

Microsoft estimated that ransomware attacks take less than 45 minutes

Microsoft analysts have prepared a traditional Digital Defense report, in which they talked about the main events and trends in the field of cybersecurity and threat analysis over the past year (from July 2019 to June 2020). The company, for example, estimated that some ransomware attacks could be carried out in less than 45 minutes. xperts write that, first of all, everyone will remember 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some hacker groups have used the COVID-19 theme in their attacks, Microsoft says these operations were only a small part of the overall malware ecosystem, and the pandemic appears to have played a minimal role in the attacks of the past year. “The number of phishing attacks on the …

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Ransomware attacks most often occur at night and on weekends

According to a report published by the American company FireEye, 76% of all ransomware attacks in the corporate sector occur in the off-hours: 49% of them are recorded at night on weekdays, and another 27% at weekends. This data is based on dozens of ransomware incident investigations from 2017 to 2019. “In 76% of incidents we reviewed, ransomware was executed in victim environments after hours, that is, on a weekend or before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on a weekday, using the time zone and customary work week of the victim organization. This observation underscores that threat actors continue working even when most employees may not be”, — said FireEye specialists. Such statistic is easily explainable, and in most …

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