IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly, 3Q 2015 – IBM

Our report this quarter opens with a discussion of ransomware. The media tends to cover data breaches more often than ransomware incidents, but ransomware presents a growing threat. The FBI estimates that just one ransomware threat, CryptoWall, has so far netted its operators about USD18 million. Even law enforcement organizations have fallen
victim. As the sophistication of the threats and attackers grows, so does the targeting of their operations, to the extent that some attackers specialize in ransoming the local data files of popular online games.

Download this report today and learn how these threats have evolved and how “Ransomware as service” offerings have started to appear.

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