Access For Sale: 2021 Sees Record Increase in Options for Hackers

How much for the keys to your network?


With the expedited adoption of hybrid workplaces, hackers have been so successful in capitalizing on newly exposed security gaps that it has created a new market for selling compromised network access.


Instead of gaining access and executing the ransomware or other attacks themselves, hackers are now offering to sell access to compromised corporate networks – multiplying the potential risks for companies while minimizing them for the hackers themselves.


In fact, 2021 saw a more than 3x increase in offers to sell compromised network access via VPNs, RDPs, as well as web shells, reverse shells, penetration testing tools, and more. Making reliable, secure multi-factor authentication more crucial than ever.


To learn more about this development, check out this article from ZD Net:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/theres-been-a-big-jump-in-crooks-selling-access-to-hacked-networks-ransomware-gangs-are-their-best-customers/


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