Unpatched Zero-days Consumers’ Nightmare

Hackers Increase Zero-day Attacks

Deep web hackers have ramped up their exploitation activities aimed at Zero-day bug vulnerabilities.
Cyber research studies have indicated that hacking organizations have increased their hacking activities tenfold, and are becoming increasingly more adept at penetrating unpatched gaps identified in a wide range of websites and electronic gadgets.

The cyber research team discovered that hacker groups are becoming more confident due to faster awareness of unpatched vulnerabilities. As a result, the problem of Zero-day bug vulnerabilities may put end users at risk. The danger of a company or someone being exploited by ransomware distributed by criminal hacker gangs, since 2019, has become one of the biggest cyber security problems.

To remain ahead of the increasingly complicated cyber security hacking risks posed by dark web hackers, online businesses must adopt the highest priority for their security measures.

Hackers Quickly Exploit Flaws

According to Rapid7’s annual Vulnerability Intelligence Report, published March 28, 2022, the average time that darknet cyber criminals gain knowledge in their exploitation of security flaws is down to 12 days, a significant decrease from 42 days, as observed in the 2021 edition of the same cyber security research.

The cyber experts evaluated 50 Zero-bug vulnerabilities, stating that in 2021, they monitored hacking risks to various firms that identified gaps in their programs and technological equipment. The analysts discovered that 43 of the 50 documented vulnerabilities may be already exploited by deep web hackers.

Microsoft’s Ransomware Attack

Reports indicate that most corporations have recorded numerous exploitation of Zero-day vulnerabilities via multiple APTs. Noticeably, many of the well-known ransomware dark web gangs swiftly employed zero-day vulnerabilities hacking operations to quickly capitalize on the problem. In the meantime, it was noted that others hackers used the vulnerabilities in security breaches at a later point in time.

One instance of a quick hacking breach happened to Microsoft after revealing its ProxyLogon Zero-day vulnerabilities. The tech giant reported that the Microsoft Exchange Server was the target of a quick ransomware cyber attack.

The research analysts stated that, just as corporations in the national cyber security sphere share expertise and knowledge with their counterparts about cyber security technicalities, so do hacking groups concealed inside the boundaries of the dark web.