To help organizations protect against ransomware, CISA, the FBI, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) released a cybersecurity advisory  warning organizations about the Phobos ransomware, and provided indicators of compromise and tactics, techniques, and procedures used by Phobos as recently as February.

According to the advisory, Phobos has been attacking “municipal and

Coveware issued its Q1 2021 Ransomware Report on April 26, 2021, which concludes that “[D]ata exfiltration extortion continues to be prevalent and we have reached an inflection point where the vast majority of ransomware attacks now include the theft of corporate data.”

The Report states that the average ransom payment increased 43 percent from $154,108