BUSINESS: Security Experts Witnessed A 55,239% Increase In Ransomware Activity In Q2

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By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher

Commerce, MI, September 15, 2021 –(PR.com)– Nuspire, a leading managed security services provider (MSSP), today announced the release of its 2021 Q2 Quarterly Threat Landscape Report. Sourced from 90 billion traffic logs, the report outlines new cybercriminal activity and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) with additional insight from its threat intelligence partner, Recorded Future. Security analysts talk about ransomware attacks becoming increasingly common and more destructive in a Forrester podcast. “Critical infrastructure organizations like hospitals or energy providers are more lucrative targets for attackers because the impact of their shutdown is more immediate and could threaten lives, forcing victims to pay the ransom quickly.”

In Q2 2021, Nuspire security experts witnessed a 55,239% increase in ransomware activity just a few weeks prior to the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack conducted by DarkSide Ransomware group. Although the reason for the rise is unknown, it could have something to do with Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack.

” This quarter and this year we saw some of the most disruptive ransomware attacks that our industry has ever witnessed,” stated J.R. Cunningham (Nuspire Chief Security Officer). Ransomware is not going away. “The sophistication and scope of the attacks just proves that ransomware is not going anywhere.

“Ransomware groups continue to become more sophisticated in their attack methods, which is why organizations need to ensure they have the proper controls in place.”

Additional notable findings from Nuspire’s 2021 Q2 Threat Landscape Report include:

Malware activity up 41. 84% and continues to be driven by VBA Agent Activity and a new addition of JS/Valkyr activity

Botnet activity down -50% from Q1, which is likely a result from the impact of Emotet being removed from the space

-51% decrease in exploit activity from Q1, but beginning to trend back up into Q3 as well as a large increase in SSH Bruteforce activity that has not been seen before

Learn more about protecting your organization from increasing cyber threats and download Nuspire’s 2021 Q2 Threat Landscape Report.

About Nuspire

Nuspire is a managed security services provider (MSSP), offering managed security services (MSS), managed detection and response (MDR), endpoint detection and response (EDR) that supports best in breed EDR solutions, and cybersecurity consulting services (CSC) that includes incident readiness and response, threat modeling, digital forensics, technology optimization, posture assessments and more. MyNuspire, a self-service platform that is technology-agnostic, gives you greater visibility into all aspects of your security program. myNuspire, powered by the self-healing always in Nuspire Cyber X Platform, (CXP), will assist CISOs with reducing tech sprawl, providing intelligence driven recommendations, solving for alert fatigue, and helping their clients become more secure over the long term. Our deep bench of cybersecurity experts, award-winning threat intelligence and three 24×7 security operations centers (SOCs) detect, respond, and remediate advanced cyber threats. Our client base includes thousands of companies, from small to large businesses, across many industries and geographical locations. Visit http://www.nuspire.com for more information. You can also follow us on LinkedIn @Nuspire.


Michael Becce





  • Computer Security

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