Ransomware, data disclosure and malware-as-a-service on the Dark Web. 2/2
Due to its ease of execution combined with an increase in intrusion points, ransomware has quickly become one of the most profitable types of attack. This method is very common on the dark web, with a constantly expanding attack surface and the development of the Malware-as-a-Service market.
Examples of Malware-as-a-Service offered by hackers on the dark web
ANSSI issues alerts but also makes recommendations.
In September 2020, ANSSI (French National Cybersecurity Agency) issued an alert about Emotet, a very widespread type of ransomware. The agency had noticed a resurgence in the number of French entities targeted by this malware. However, France was not the only country Emotet attacked, with New Zealand and Japan also among its victims.
We recommend utmost caution as the strongest form of prevention since hackers’ imagination seems to be limitless. ANSSI has also published a guide with many recommendations. Companies of all sizes and all employees must remain vigilant because these kinds of attacks rely on human error to succeed.