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[SoM] 2021 Oct | EN | Story of the Month: Ransomware on the Darkweb

Hotsauce | S2W TALON

SoM (Story of the Month) publishes a report summarizing ransomware’s activity on the Darkweb. The report includes summary of victimized firms, Top 5 targeted countries and industrial sectors, status of dark web forum posts by ransomware operators, etc.

1. 2021 October Monthly Status

  • A total of 337 victim companies were mentioned on ransomware leak sites based on 18 attack groups that had been updated in October 2021.
  • HQ of ransomware victim companies is the highest in the United States, accounting for 41.8% of the total victimized companies
  • Among all ransomware attack groups, LockBit accounted for 40.4% of the activity, showing the highest activity

1.1. TOP 5 targeted countries

  1. United States — 41.8%
  2. United Kingdom — 5.6%
  3. Canada — 5.3%
  4. France & Germany — 4.7%
  5. Italy — 3.6%

1.2. TOP 5 targeted industrial sectors

  1. Service — 8.6%
  2. Construction — 7.7%
  3. IT — 6.8%
  4. Law — 5.6%
  5. Food — 5.0%

1.3. TOP 5 Ransomware

  1. LockBit — 40.4%
  2. Conti — 16.3%
  3. Spook — 10.1%
  4. Midas — 8.9%
  5. CLOP — 5.3%

2. Monthly highlighted the post @TALON

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