Backdoor deployment overtakes ransomware as top attacker action

Deployment of backdoors on networks was the top action attackers made in almost a quarter of all incidents remediated in 2022. A spike in the use of the multi-purpose Emotet malware early in the year was the main culprit of this increase, accounting for 47% of backdoors deployed throughout the year, according to IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.

“Increased backdoor deployment may also be due to the amount of money this kind of access can generate on the dark web. Compromised corporate network access from an initial access broker typically sells for several thousands of US dollars,” stated the report.

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