An underground network of cybercriminals is being optimised to better target local small businesses, according to a new report.
The 2022 BlackBerry Annual Threat Report uncovers cyber breadcrumbs from some of last year’s most notorious ransomware attacks, suggesting some of the biggest culprits may have simply been outsourced labour.
According to Eric Milam, vice president of research and intelligence at BlackBerry, criminals are working out how to target consumers better.
“The infrastructure of the cyber underground has evolved so they can deliver more timely and personalised deceptions to the public. This infrastructure has also incubated a criminal shared economy, with threat groups sharing and outsourcing malware allowing for attacks to happen at scale,” he said.
“In fact, some of the biggest cyber incidents of 2021 look to have been the result of this outsourcing.”