Ransomware 2021 year end report also revealed a 29% increase in CVEs associated with ransomware and a 26% increase in ransomware families.

Ivanti has announced the results of the Ransomware Spotlight Year End Report that it conducted with Cyber Security Works, a Certifying Numbering Authority (CNA) and Cyware, provider of Cyber Fusion.

The report identified 32 new ransomware families in 2021, bringing the total to 157 and representing a 26% increase over the previous year.

The report also found that these ransomware groups are continuing to target unpatched vulnerabilities and weaponize zero-day vulnerabilities in record time to instigate crippling attacks. At the same time, they are broadening their attack spheres and finding newer ways to compromise organizational networks and fearlessly trigger high-impact assaults.

For more key observations and trends from the Ransomware Spotlight Year End Report, check out this infographic.