Data investigations company Kroll says that ransomware attacks have increased exponentially. The security company said that ransomware attacks accounted for more than 1/3rd of the incidents it was called upon to investigate. The organization believes that 47% of the attackers utilized the open desktop protocol to target the remote employees. Many enterprises have implemented the open desktop protocol, but it can be manipulated to give threat actors access to the corporate network.
Other common attack vectors included phishing emails, account takeover, and liability exploit. Kroll said that contrary to IBM’s forecast report, it was technology, telecoms, professional services, and healthcare that got hit by ransomware attacks.