According to the latest risk monitoring report conducted by Gartner, a global information technology research and analysis company, on 294 executives from different industries and regions, in the third quarter of 2021, executives are most worried about the threat of “new ransomware”.
Matt Shinkman, vice president of Gartner’s risk and audit business, said that executives believe that the negative impact of evolving ransomware attacks is very serious, and the new ransomware model has become the biggest threat to enterprises in many ways, which is closely related to the popularity of cryptocurrencies. .
Encryption currency enhances the anonymity of attackers and also provides a new model for blackmailing victim companies. The business model of ransomware has become more specialized and efficient, including “ransomware as a service” and the demand for bitcoin payments, which has led to a surge in attacks.