As we head into the unofficial start of summer, it does not appear the criminal groups that run ransomware schemes are planning to take any time to rest. Ransomware was all over the infosec news headlines in the past week, with one new report revealing that its presence has grown more in the last year than in the past several years combined.
Here’s roundup of noteworthy ransomware stories you might have missed.
DBIR finds ransomware increased by double digits
Verizon Business’ annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is out and confirms what many CISOs already know: ransomware continues to plague business. Ransomware-related breach instances rose 13%, an increase larger than in the past 5 years combined.