Fast movers being Ctera, RackTop, Infinidat, Cohesity, and NetApp
Ransomware is a specific type of malware that encrypts data assets on primary storage systems – including file shares, databases, disk partitions, data volumes, backup systems, and repositories – making them inaccessible unless the victim pays an extortion fee. Ransomware is highly optimized to spread across organizations via networks and infrastructure systems through methods similar to Trojan malware attacks. The ransomware payload is embedded in a file that looks legitimate and is triggered by an unsuspecting user opening the infected file. Usually, it will spread across the environment by taking advantage of user credentials, along with documented and undocumented exploits, bypassing the limited access scope of a user. Thus, ransomware protection is a transversal, cross-stack topic of discussion across organizations.