Ransomware is an increasingly popular option for cybercriminals looking to disrupt operations to score a quick payday from a much-needed service provider or manufacturer.
While using ransomware to disrupt manufacturing or operations has been in vogue recently, it’s still a favored tool for cybercriminals to use in a classic data grab.
Just one stolen or cracked password can wreak havoc on a company and its subsidiaries, leading to extensive (and expensive) recovery operations.
Information like this can live forever on the Dark Web. Manufacturing data like blueprints spec sheets, research and development files, schema, product plans and similar specific product information is a hot seller in Dark Web markets.