Ransomworms on the rise: yet another wake up call for the enterprise

The network worm has never completely died, but it has been resting: until now, with the rise of the ransomworm.

Fortinet has released its latest Global Threat Landscape Report and it doesn’t make for comfortable reading. With 90 percent of enterprises still recording exploits for vulnerabilities that are more than three years old, and 60 percent for vulnerabilities more than ten years old, threat actors are having an exploit heyday. It’s hardly a coincidence, then, that we have seen a return of the network worm as a serious threat to the enterprise with the rise of the ransomworms.

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