Ransomware isn’t new
But the tactics are. Ransomware has gone from a nickel & dime operation targeting individual computers to a multimillion dollar criminal operation targeting organizations that can afford to pay enterprise-level payments.
And it is going to get worse.
“Never before in the history of human kind have people across the world
been subjected to extortion on a massive scale as they are today.”
Internet Security Threat Report Internet Report, Volume 21, April 2016