Darknet and cybergangs: a deep dive into the ransomware ecosystem

Presented by

Ivan Kwiatkowski and Dmitry Galov, security researchers at Kaspersky

About this talk

In the past couple of years, ransomware has become a plague, with targeted ransomware attacks continuously prominent on the media’s front pages. Being effective and highly profitable, ransomware attacks on organizations are multiplying day by day. We witness ransomware operators becoming more creative with their extortion methods, building their ‘names’ and sometimes even resorting to the doxing and extortion of users whose data has been stolen, in a pursuit to force companies to pay up. In essence, ransomware is a business, albeit illegal, and the processes behind it resemble the ones behind other businesses. To understand it, we must ask: how do ransomware operators work? What are the processes behind the attacks? Who are the people that carry them out and how do they select their targets? In this webinar, Ivan Kwiatkowski and Dmitry Galov, security researchers at Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team, will answer these questions and many more, while explaining the inner workings of the ransomware ecosystem. In this webcast you will learn: • What does the ransomware market look like on the darknet? • What kind of roles exist in this ecosystem? • How do ransomware operators select their victims? • What new ransomware gangs should organizations be wary of? • How can you protect against ransomware?

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