Another big, game-changing element of ransomware is that you don't have to be a hacker. 

You don't even have to have any technical expertise. 


Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)


Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) is a business model between ransomware operators and affiliates in which affiliates pay to launch ransomware attacks developed by operators. The price of RaaS kits ranges from $40 per month to several thousand dollars.





Who has subscription services they pay for now?


Yeah, pretty much everybody. 


Guess what? If you wanted to be a bad guy and start hacking businesses, all you have to do is subscribe to a service, and they're calling that ransomware as a service


Ransomware as a Service


So, I can pay for a service, have all the tools at my disposal, and oftentimes they'll even sell me, if I were a bad actor or criminal, they'll even sell me access to networks that they already have available to me. 


All I have to do is start running the tool that I have now subscribed to. 


So, the barrier to entry for criminal-minded individuals has been reduced significantly.


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