Acronis researchers have concluded that ransomware continues to be the number one threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government organizations. Nearly half of all reported breaches during the first half of 2022 involved stolen credentials, which enable phishing and ransomware campaigns. Findings underscore the need for more holistic approaches to cybersecurity.
To extract credentials and other sensitive information, cybercriminals use phishing and malicious emails as their preferred infection vectors. Nearly one percent of all emails contain malicious links or files, and more than one-quarter (26.5%) of all emails were delivered to the users inbox (not blocked by Microsoft365) and then were removed by Acronis email security.