If you search the dark web-the terrifying online world hidden by search engines, you will find everything on sale, including ready-made ransomware. If you are a small business owner, then you should know some information about this underworld… Nowadays, the image of a hacker is like a person wearing a black hoodie attacking the Internet from their dirty apartment, which is far from the truth. Business owners must be aware that most attacks are coordinated by teams of cybercriminals. These crooks are buying scripts and software from illegal businesses that build and provide ransomware “tailored for you” in exchange for Bitcoin on the dark web. Ransomware refers to any malicious software or virus that prevents users from accessing systems or data before paying for ransomware. The sale of ransomware has now become a multimillion-dollar SaaS “software-as-a-service” industry worldwide-generating more than $25 million in revenue for hackers every year!
Ransomware is the most popular form of malware, suitable for crooks with minimal skills that require fast coding. According to Phishme, ransomware attacks have increased by more than 97% in the past two years.
why? Compared with other types of attacks, Ransomware is fairly easy to deploy and can be very profitable. Companies seeking to avoid litigation and bad publicity usually agree to pay a ransom to retrieve their data. However, even after paying the ransom, the damaged files can only be fully recovered in about half the time. Even inexperienced hackers can use ransomware to attack you.