The company created a graph to show the number of attacks for each group, with Maze beating the rest by a big margin, having been used in 262 attacks.
Well behind, was the Conti ransomware which was used in 122 attacks, followed by REvil or Sodinokibi (92), DoppelPaymer (81) and NetWalker (70).
Ransomware has become a massive problem for businesses over the period of the pandemic, with some attackers not even bothering to avoid hitting hospitals and other organisations which render aid to ill people.
More than 800 organizations have been affected by Ransomware groups.— DarkTracer : DarkWeb Intelligence (@darktracer_int) October 12, 2020
List of victim organizations(809) attacked by #Ransomware groups(17) released on the #DarkWeb => [Raw data] https://t.co/lQjbVBPixH pic.twitter.com/0JIC7NgQV6
While companies like the New Zealand-based Emsisoft issue comprehensive reports about attacks on certain sectors, like the US public sector, this is the first attempt to keep track of all the attacks.
But it is likely that some attacks would have been missed, for instance those who promptly pay up, or those who are listed on the dark web and then pay to be taken off. The latter process often happens very fast.