APT + Ransomware = $$$
In a new report by cybersecurity and intelligence firm AdvIntel, we explore how ransomware operators are partnering with actors who utilize APT methods to gain access to networks and perform network-wide ransomware attacks or supply-chain attacks.
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Network breach actors illegally gain access to networks, and over time, slowly take control by installing backdoors, gaining the credentials of administrative accounts, ultimately gaining control over domain controllers.
Depending on the size of the compromised network and its potential value to other threat actors, AdvIntel states that network access costs between $10,000 to $15,000 USD, on average.
AdvIntel has noticed a new trend where network breach actors are starting to partner with ransomware operators either as affiliates or by selling them access to the controlled networks for as little as $1,000 to $5,000.