3 Most Common Ransomware Attack Vectors


Taking basic steps can help avoid attacks.

Data from a recent Kaspersky report shows how most cyberattacks start, so organizations can take appropriate steps to avoid becoming the latest statistic, says Robert Lemos.

“The most significant vector in successful ransomware attacks in 2022 involved the exploitation of public-facing applications, which accounted for 43% of all breaches,” Lemos says.

The next most common attack vectors are:

  • Use of compromised accounts (24%) 
  • Malicious email (12%)

A previous report from incident-response firm Google Mandiant found that “ransomware actors tended to focus on exploitation of vulnerabilities and stolen credentials,” Lemos says.

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