Intel471 Ransomware Review in 2021 Q4
Industry: Consumer, Energy, Financial, Heath Care, Life Science, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Real Estate, Technology | Level: Strategic | Source: Intel471
Intel471 shares ransomware findings tracked from October 2021 to December 2021. The intelligence team was able to identify 722 attacks by 34 ransomware variants. The most active month was November 2021 with 283 organizations being targeted, followed by October 2021 with 234 and December 2021 at 205. The volume of attacks increased compared to the third quarter of 2021 with 110 more attacks. The ransomware variants most active (with percentages of contribution) were LockBit 2.0 (29.7%), Conti (19%), PYSA (10.5%) and Hive (10.1%). Many sectors were targeted by ransomware with the most impacted being identified by Intel471 as "consumer and industrial products; manufacturing; professional services and consulting; real estate; life sciences and health care; technology, media and telecommunications; energy, resources and agriculture; public sector; financial services; and nonprofit." Ransomware groups that were less active were FiveHands, Haron, Payload[.]bin and Thanos.