Ransomware has now transformed into a sophisticated malware wreaking havoc on enterprises, governments, healthcare institutions, and critical infrastructure.
The evolution of attackers’ strategies has given rise to destructive campaigns like Whispergate and HermeticRansom.
Moreover, the discovery of more profitable cybercrimes often prompts threat actors to adapt their tactics.
These include theft of intellectual property and sensitive data, business email compromise, stock manipulation schemes (such as “short and distort”), and large-scale cryptocurrency theft.
This research paper aims to shed light on the future of ransomware attacks by analyzing realistic scenarios and identifying emerging threats that organizations may face.
By examining these potential threats, we can better understand the changing landscape of ransomware and devise effective countermeasures.