An Evolving Threat: Ransomware in 2017

“Like that will ever happen to me…”  Go ahead, tell me you had never had a computer go Blue-Screen on you before.  Or, lost files to a computer that said its unceremonious goodbye.

For those of you not living in a Walgreen’s World, you may find this article very interesting.

Although it is at the forefront of any discussion about security today, ransomware has only been a major part of the malware scene since 2014. The threat is still evolving, and IT professionals are sure to encounter even more advanced ransomware in 2017. Tracking the Continued Rise of Ransomware in 2017 Ransomware generally revokes access to a victim’s endpoint or encrypts data on that endpoint before prompting the victim to pay a ransom to regain control. That’s the basic idea, but the devil is in the details.

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