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ransomware deployment protocol

Diagnosing the Ransomware Deployment Protocol (RDP)

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is the most popular initial ransomware attack vector and has been for years. For the 2020 Unit 42 Incident Response and Data Breach Report, Unit 42 studied data from over 1,000 incidents and found in 50% of ransomware deployment cases, RDP was the initial attack vector. In the 2021 Cortex Xpanse Attack Surface Threat Report, Cortex Xpanse researchers found that RDP accounted for 30% of total exposures, which more than doubles the next most common exposure....

Jul 08, 2021

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