Ransomware Groups Pursue Fresh Monetization StrategiesKela's Steve Rivers Sees Ransomware Groups Using New Techniques to Extract Ransoms
Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Rivers also discusses:
- How cybercrime groups continue to adapt to global conditions, including the Russia-Ukraine war;
- How data stolen in previous breaches continues to be re-batched and reused;
- The evolution of the initial access broker ecosystem.
Rivers, who focuses on sales engineering and customer success at Kela, previously served as a sales engineering director and threat intelligence engineer at ThreatQuotient and business development lead for security at Cisco. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant and professional services employee for Sourcefire and Tripwire.