Ransomware gangs are continuing to evolve new tactics and techniques, and organizations need to be better prepared to defend against them in 2022. In the business of extorting money from victims, bad actors are finding innovative, disruptive new ways to gain leverage and provide incentives for victims to hand over the ransom payment.
The rise of double and triple extortion methods—used by ransomware operators to improve their success rates—is putting additional pressure on organizations to understand common and emerging ransomware trends, as well as how to respond to them.
The double extortion tactic has proved very effective given it undermines ransomware recovery strategies for organizations who planned to rely on data backup remediation options in the case of a ransomware attack. With double extortion, the options for organizations become more limited.