Whitepaper: Ransomware DDoS Attack

The Anatomy of Ransom Related DDoS Attacks

The global pandemic likely contributed to the phenomenal increase in DDoS extortion attacks. The number of ransomware attacks grew by more than 150%, and in the year 2021 alone, six ransomware groups compromised 292 organizations. Launching Ransomware and DDoS attacks together is a sneaky attack tactic. For example, the well-known extortion gangs are now launching ransomware attacks followed by DDoS attacks on the same targets to cause maximum damage. Even DDoS attackers that are not using ransomware are posing as well-known ransomware groups so they can leverage their reputation to extort money from victims.

This Whitepaper helps readers understand the following: