Iranian hackers behind biggest ransomware attacks of 2021: Report

Shouvik Das reports:

Iranian hackers used ransomware tools the most in 2021 to steal data and blackmail users and companies, while hackers from China were the biggest exploiters of software vulnerabilities around the world in the same period, reveals a new report from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.

Iran-based hacker groups, according to the report released on Friday, have been focusing on using ransomware as their key tool since late 2020. The use of ransomware in global cybercrimes rose by 82% through the year, the report added. Through 2021, Iranian groups such as BlackShadow and Deus figured among the biggest ransomware users in the world – targeting both Iranian and global companies.

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