Remote services are becoming an attractive target for ransomware

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Stolen credentials are no longer the number one initial access vector for ransomware (opens in new tab) operators looking to infect a target network and its endpoints (opens in new tab) – instead, they’ve become more interested in exploiting vulnerabilities found in internet-facing systems. 

A report from Secureworks claims ransomware-as-a-service developers are quick to add newly discovered vulnerabilities into their arsenals, allowing even less competent hackers to exploit them swiftly, and with relative ease.

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