The many lives of BlackCat ransomware

The use of an unconventional programming language, multiple target devices and possible entry points, and affiliation with prolific threat activity groups have made the BlackCat ransomware a prevalent threat and a prime example of the growing ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gig economy.
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Ransomware-as-a-service: Understanding the cybercrime gig economy and how to protect yourself

Microsoft coined the term “human-operated ransomware” to clearly define a class of attack driven by expert humane intelligence at every step of the attack chain and culminate in intentional business disruption and extortion. In this blog, we explain the ransomware-as-a-service affiliate model and disambiguate between the attacker tools and the various threat actors at play during a security incident.
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Impacts to Enterprise Security: A Look at as-a-service Attacks

Ever since certain solutions have begun being offered “as-a-service,” the market for this method of delivery has exploded. Now, elements like software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service are key mainstay components of enterprise IT, with the market values to prove it. According to MarketWatch, the global SaaS market is on track to expand by a more than…
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