Cyberattacks, especially ransomware, can cause catastrophic damage to businesses. Ransomware attacks surged dramatically in 2022 and were responsible for 25% of all breaches, according to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. The average cost of a ransomware attack—not including the cost of the ransom itself—was $4.54 million.

A successful ransomware attack can ruin the reputation of your business and will break the trust of your customers. So it's imperative that you understand the anatomy of ransomware, and take suitable measures to secure your network.

In this e-book, we have demystified five of the most dangerous ransomware strains to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of them and ways to combat them.

The five ransomware strains discussed in this book are:

  • JigsawJigsaw
  • VirLockerVirLocker
  • ContiConti
  • OnyxOnyx
  • BlackCatBlackCat

Among the thousands of ransomware strains, we chose these five lethal strains because they all exhibit unique behavior. They are categorically different in their modus operandi.

This e-book covers:

  • 1 How the subscription-based business model of Ransomware-as-a-Service has changed the threat landscape.
  • 2 An in-depth study of five ransomware strains—JigSaw, Virlocker, Conti, Onyx, and BlackCat—including their attack patterns and mitigation strategies.
  • 3 How SIEM solutions help organizations combat ransomware attacks.