Patterns and Targets for Ransomware Exploitation of Vulnerabilities: 2017-2023

By Insikt Group


Ransomware groups exploit vulnerabilities in two distinct categories: those targeted by only a few groups and those widely exploited by several. Each category necessitates different defense strategies. Groups targeting specific vulnerabilities tend to follow particular patterns, enabling companies to prioritize defenses and audits. To defend against unique exploitation, understanding the likely targets and vulnerability types is crucial. Looking ahead to 2024, advancements in generative AI may lower the technical barrier for cybercriminals, facilitating the exploitation of more zero-day vulnerabilities.

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