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Ransom: a sum of money is demanded in order for the release of goods.Software: the programs and other operating information used by a computer. What do you get when you combine the two? Ransomware. Ransomware is a form of a cyberattack in which a cybercriminal encrypts some of the files your business has stored on
The Internet is a vast place filled to the brim with threats, especially for businesses that need to preserve the integrity of their infrastructure and keep critical data safe. The Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report states that ransomware is growing at a yearly rate of 350%, which is a considerable number to say the least.
If you were a cybercriminal, what would be your preferred method of launching a ransomware attack? Would you rather create a catch-all threat that could capture as many potential victims as possible, or a calculated approach to land a big one? Despite the proven results of larger ransomware initiatives, most cybercriminals have made the shift