Cyber Security Works published an updated report “Ransomware Through the Lens of Threat and Vulnerability Management,” which provided a look into the current ransomware ecosystem, along with insights and early warning predictions of highly targeted attack vectors.

Researchers observed ransomware groups leveraging vulnerabilities that were multiple years old to exploit their victims, a new report from Cyber Security Works (CSW) explained. The finding illustrates an ongoing trend of threat actors targeting known vulnerabilities and trusted attack methods rather than using and developing new ones.

The report drew on research into ransomware and vulnerability data from multiple threat intelligence feeds and risk analyses.

Since January 2022, researchers have observed a 7.6 percent increase in vulnerabilities tied to ransomware, the report stated.

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