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IDG Contributor Network: Ransomware is only getting worse. How do you prepare for it?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 4, 2016.

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    Ransomware is big business. Over the last few years we've observed the steady rise of ransomware, with some trepidation. It is fast becoming a multi-billion dollar business, and it's getting surprisingly sophisticated. The ransomware industry is continually innovating, offering cybercriminals new technology, various business models, and all the support they need to conduct successful attacks on unsuspecting individuals and companies.

    Changing face of ransomware

    Ransomware has come full circle since it first appeared on the scene in 2005. Early crypto ransomware soon gave way to misleading apps, fake antivirus tools, and lockers. But it's back now, it's mature, and it's here to stay, according to Symantec's Evolution of Ransomware report.

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