This post was written with contributions from IBM Security X-Force’s Christopher Del Fierro, Claire Zaboeva and Richard Emerson. On February 23, 2022, open-source intelligence sources began reporting detections of a wiper malware — a destructive family of malware designed to permanently destroy data from the target — executing on systems belonging to Ukrainian organizations. IBM […]
Countdown to Ransomware: Analysis of Ransomware Attack Timelines
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This research was made possible through the data collection efforts of Maleesha Perera, Joffrin Alexander, and Alana Quinones Garcia. Key Highlights The average duration of an enterprise ransomware attack reduced 94.34% between 2019 and 2021: 2019: 2+ months — The TrickBot (initial access) to Ryuk (deployment) attack path resulted in a 90% increase in ransomware […]
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