IR Q4 2023 trends: Significant increase in ransomware activity found in engagements, while education remains one of the most-targeted sectors
Talos IR observed operations involving Play, Cactus, BlackSuit and NoEscape ransomware for the first time this quarter.
We observed the BlackByte ransomware group’s new variant, BlackByte NT, for the first time in addition to the previously seen LockBit ransomware, which continues to be the top observed ransomware family in Talos IR engagements.
Incident Response trends Q2 2023: Data theft extortion rises, while healthcare is still most-targeted vertical
Ransomware was the second most-observed threat this quarter, accounting for 17 percent of engagements, a slight increase from last quarter’s 10 percent.