Over the past year ransomware operators have evolved from being disorganized splinter groups to highly sophisticated operators in the Cloud. Could that be the result of "Mafia" organizations that now control much of the cybercrime space or is it a result of better Ransomware-as-Service (RaaS) operations?
Interestingly enough Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) operators are evolving their business model to include old style "New Jersey" techniques. You need protection? We have you covered! Pay us your insurance premiums and you will be guaranteed to be "whitelisted" and not targeted by any RaaS.
Operators are creatively monetizing their services and that is what is next to come. Get ready, because 2022 is here. Happy New Year!