The threat of ransomware has grown dramatically in recent years. The recent emergence of ransomware as a service (RaaS) has made it possible for those with little technical know-how to purchase pre-made ransomware kits on the Dark Web, which they can easily push out to countless targets. According to our own global telemetry, ransomware incidents spiked nearly 500% last year and show no signs of slowing, with numerous ransomware attacks to critical infrastructure and supply chains having already occurred in 2021. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that the collective costs of ransomware attacks reached $29.1 million in 2020, up more than 200% from the year prior.
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