Cybersecurity: Ransomware Hacker Gangs Shift to Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in 2024


Ransomware hacker gangs can no longer rely on critical security flaws, according to a new report shared on Axios.

The report, titled “The Ransomware Threat Landscape: What to Expect in 2024,” is a comprehensive analysis by Symantec, the threat intelligence team at semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom.

Faced with the success of law enforcement actions over the past year, these bad actors are adapting.

They are turning to so-called zero-day vulnerabilities to launch their attacks. 

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Ransomware Hacker Gangs 

Hackers are shifting tactics since they can no longer rely on critical security flaws. The report highlights their use of zero-day vulnerabilities, driven in part by the effective takedowns of botnets by law enforcement. The vulnerability-heavy attack cycle, which has worked for hacker gangs in the past will be more challenging in 2024.