BlackFog Releses The State of Ransomware For November 2022

BlackFog today released the November State of Ransomware Report. Key findings for the month of November from Dr. Darren Williams, CEO and Founder, BlackFog:

  • “Unusually, November saw the second highest number of ransomware attacks this year, a 180% increase year over year with a total of 42 attacks. There seems to be no end in sight, with recent insurance statistics demonstrating a general lack of preparedness. In fact, providers are now mandating more serious levels of protection before underwriting any new cybersecurity policy.
  • The biggest changes this month saw the persistent use of data exfiltration at 89% and a further increase in the use of PowerShell, now utilized in 86% of all attacks.
  • The greatest increases by industry involved Healthcare and Manufacturing with increases of 26% and 25% respectively. Smaller increases were observed in Education and Government, with 14% and 13% respectively, but continue to be the most targeted industries. Typically, these organizations struggle due to financial and skill shortages (please refer to BlackFog’s latest research article @ 
  • LockBit easily took the lead this month in terms of variants with a 33% increase in successful attacks followed by BlackByte and BlackCat with increases of 25% and 14% respectively.”

Today’s full report can be found here:

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