Ransomware ‘the dominant threat’ in past 12 months

Study found 50 per cent of victims lacked multi-factor authentication for access to key systems that would be prone to attack

‘In our latest research, we dove deep into 600 of our recent incident response cases. The study results highlight how if you have money or data, the bad guys want it,’ Tim Erridge, vice president of Unit 42 EMEA at Palo Alto Networks

Disgruntled employees and ransomware are the two threats businesses need to be most aware of according to Palo Alto Networks. The IT security giant’s Incident Response Report for 2022, published recently, found that a combined 70 per cent of all IT security incidents over the past year were a result of either ransomware (36 per cent) or business email accounts being compromised (34 per cent).

The study of 600 incidents responded to by Unit 42, ...