Another significant concern as highlighted by the report covers data-stealing malware and highlights its potential of bringing more revenue than Ransomware activity. With the increase consumption of IT comes an increase in the amounts of data being generated worldwide, leading to more opportunities and higher revenue potential for cybercriminals. This section covers Dridex, Citadel, Zeus and Dyre – all specialized in targeting financial institutions.
“While ransomware provides easy money for cybercriminals, the data which information stealing malware can harvest can be of significantly greater value,”
The report also presents other malware threats like mobile malware, remote access tools, etc., together with recommendations for the European law enforcement agency.
How we can help
TEMASOFT will support the effort to fight off Ransomware by releasing a Ransomware protection tool with data recovery abilities, allowing users and companies to detect, block and recover from Ransomware attacks.
This tool can detect all top Ransomware threats mentioned in Europol’s IOCTA 2016.