2021 Ransomware Defense Report

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The SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report 2021

The state of current & future ransomware capabilities

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We surveyed enterprises and found that they aren’t exactly optimistic about ransomware. They told us that phishing emails and compromised credentials are their riskiest entry points, and yet the majority of organizations lack some basic measures to shore up passwords and authentication.

But it’s not all bad news. Our data shows that organizations are doing many of the right things and moving in the right direction to fight back.

Download the Ransomware Defense Report to:

  • Discover the real magnitude of the ransomware problem beyond high-profile attacks that make the news
  • Compare how your preventative measures stack up to your peers
  • Get best practices you can implement to improve your ransomware defenses

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The SpyCloud Difference

Stolen credentials – obtained through breaches and malware-infected devices – are a criminal’s all-access pass to your systems. So take them out of the equation. SpyCloud offers early detection and continuous visibility of exposed credentials and negates this threat vector immediately. The effort and cost of recovery from ransomware (not to mention the negative press attention) far outweigh the effort and cost associated with proactive prevention.

SpyCloud acts as a ransomware “early warning system” for hundreds of global enterprises, including half of the Fortune 10.

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The Ransomware/Stolen Credentials Connection

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The Ransomware/Stolen Credentials Connection

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Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and no industry or company is off-limits. For criminals, it’s a short and clear path from obtaining a stolen account credential to penetrating a network and demanding millions in ransom. For victims, the result is massive business disruption, negative press, brand damage, and an expensive, time-consuming remediation process.

But ransomware only works if cybercriminals have access to your network. The majority of these attacks stem from stolen credentials, and taking back control starts with proactive measures to negate their value.

In this on-demand webinar, we break down the ransomware ecosystem, adversary groups’ latest tactics, and strategies to mitigate your risk and avoid paying millions to ransomware gangs.

You’ll learn:

  • How ransomware operators select their targets and work with other players in the ecosystem to efficiently exploit vulnerabilities
  • Common entry points to corporate networks and the order of operations for attacks, including where stolen credentials come into play
  • Necessary proactive defenses that reduce the risk of attacks while negating bad habits like password reuse

There’s no room for error when it comes to ransomware. This webinar demystifies these insidious attacks and shows you how to reduce your exposure.

Want more info? Check out our blog:
One for the Money, Two for the Show, $4.4M for the Ransomware Gang That Used AT0

With recovery costs averaging $1.85M, we took a deeper look at the crisis-level ransomware threat by analyzing some recent attacks that originated from stolen credentials.

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The Ransomware/Stolen Credentials Connection

Presenter Info

CW Walker – Manager, Solutions Architects

CW Walker started his career in government as a threat intelligence analyst. His passion is understanding the stories that can be told through collection and analysis of interesting data. He has lead teams of solutions engineers at multiple threat intelligence companies and currently supports SpyCloud’s technical GTM efforts.

A few of our happy customers:

The SpyCloud Difference

Stolen credentials – obtained through breaches and malware-infected devices – are a criminal’s all-access pass to your systems. So take them out of the equation. SpyCloud offers early detection and continuous visibility of exposed credentials and negates this threat vector immediately. The effort and cost of recovery from ransomware (not to mention the negative press attention) far outweigh the effort and cost associated with proactive prevention.

SpyCloud acts as a ransomware “early warning system” for hundreds of global enterprises, including half of the Fortune 10.

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Targeted vs. Automated Account Takeover Attacks

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Targeted vs. Automated
Account Takeover Attacks

Account takeover (ATO) occurs when criminals use stolen logins to access user accounts without permission–typically credentials that have been exposed in a third-party breach. Using victims’ accounts, criminals can make fraudulent purchases, drain accounts, steal sensitive data, or move laterally within a target organization.

The vast majority of account takeover attempts are automated credential-stuffing attacks. However, SpyCloud customers report that 80 percent of losses come from just 10 percent of ATO attempts, which are highly targeted and challenging to detect.

Read this whitepaper to learn:

  • The differences between targeted and automated account takeover attacks and why targeted attacks can cause so much damage
  • The five phases of an account takeover attack and the tactics, techniques, and procedures cybercriminals throughout the attack timeline
  • How early detection can help you prevent both targeted and automated account takeover
Solution: Account Takeover Prevention

Reset stolen passwords before criminals can use them to defraud your users or access sensitive corporate data.

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Targeted vs. Automated Account Takeover Attacks

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Case Study

Top 10 Travel Booking Site

Preventing account takeover begins with monitoring the dark web, but without the ability to match user accounts with a database of exposed credentials, a top 10 travel booking site was vulnerable to attack.

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The SpyCloud Difference

Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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