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CrowdStrike eCrime Index points to rising holiday threats

November 23, 2021
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  • During Black Friday and Cyber Monday, attacks escalate.
  • Between Christmas and Orthodox Christmas, the eCrime Index dips as the bad guys take time off.
  • After the start of the New Year, attack activity creeps back up.
  • Access brokers who leverage exploits to hack into different organizations and then sell stolen assets to the highest bidder,
  • Those who sell ransomware as a service, which has made it easier for attackers to launch such attacks regardless of skill,
  • Avenues of distribution, including spam and exploit kits
  • Criminal actors who leverage financial services to negotiate ransom amounts and payment options.
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