Ransomware-as-a-Service has changed the landscape – find out the impact of this shift

The most significant change Sophos has observed is a shift from bad actors who make their own bespoke ransomware and carry out their own attacks to a model in which one group builds the ransomware and then leases it out to breaking-and-entering, hands-on-keyboard experts. This has changed the threat landscape in many ways.

In this report you’ll find:

  • The future of ransomware
  • The impact of Ransomware-as-a-Service
  • The expanding threat of extortion-style attacks
  • How misuse of “threat emulation” tools has impacted cybersecurity
  • AI and its role in 2022 and beyond

Some of the topics covered in this threat report:

Malware begets malware

Hear how the rise of Cobalt Strike has been used by hackers as part of their access and lateral movement.

Malware distribution frameworks

Find out how malware families have switched their business model to deliver malware payloads more effectively.

Hybrid attacks

See how where once attacks could be broken down into two distinct categories, a new hybrid model of broad and targeted attack has emerged.

The AI cybersecurity revolution continues

Learn about what has changed in AI and machine learning in cybersecurity and how it is used to predict and prevent cyber threats.

Mobile malware

Find out the latest on how malware targets mobile devices and how protecting those devices has become essential.

Pressure tactics

Discover how adversaries are pressurizing individuals to pay up.

Understanding the Changing Cybersecurity Landscape

Cybersecurity never stands still and this year has offered new challenges for practitioners across the globe. The Sophos 2022 Threat Report clarifies the state of cybersecurity, giving organizations the insights they need to defend against evolving attacks.