A side-note: As I rather poorly tried to explain yesterday, I actually find the term "access-as-a-service provider" most useful to describe groups who achieve initial entry into targets then sell those footholds. That trend, a separate matter, interests & disturbs me quite a bit.— Brian in Pittsburgh (@arekfurt) March 2, 2021
First, there are threats on security such as computer virus, remote working, and ransom ware attacks.
See for yourself. Ransomware as a service is proving effective for cyber criminals. Ransomware as a service is a superior computing platform for cyber criminals.
Ransomware attacks are still lucrative, with well-organized criminals raking in millions of dollars.
Ransomware as a service or RAAS is the selling of malware as a service. Through these affiliate schemes, hackers can distribute ransomware campaigns and profit from users paying the ransom.
According to analysts, around two-thirds of data breaches that occurred during 2020 were attributed to cybercriminals operating on a rental scam.
There was so much demand for ransomware in 21st century that 15 new ransomware scams started in 2020.
Attacks from newcomers are probably bad news for consumers.
"This attack will be more fashionable for criminal hackers due to affiliate marketing software. These massive attacks have made almost every company, regardless of their size and industry, a potential victim "Oleg Skulkin, a senior cyber-security expert at a Russian-based firm Group-IB.
"Companies provided the ability to work remotely and an increased number of employees logged into remote desktop providers. Of course nobody really takes into account security when they decide to host the unsecured websites and private servers "Skulkin said this.
Nevertheless, despite the success of ransomware and RAAS attacks it is possible to prevent falling victim to them with a handful of cybersecurity procedures, such as establishing a secured password for RDP.
Issues such as traffic surges can be avoided by setting limits to the number of login attempts and restricting IP address range.
Organizations can also protect their critical systems by employing multi-authentication.
Going forward, prevention is always better than Cure.
"As long as companies keep paying ransoms, determined only by attackers' appetites, such attacks will only get bigger and more sophisticated."