U.S. travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations seen by Reuters.
Two big ransom payments in less than a week. Ransomware is going to spike heavy.
Tangentially, I wonder if there’s a side effect from COVID at play. I hypothesized at the beginning when mass workforces were moving to home offices that usual security functions like vuln/patch management would take a performance hit, which could lead to latent increased malware / ransomware abuse.
Would be interesting to hear from the frontline if theres actually any truth to it.