Ransomware: Is Cloud Technology the Answer to This Threat?
Contrary to popular belief, ransomware is not a new concept. Its first ever iteration came about back in 1991, a.k.a. almost two decades ago, when the Internet was still in its incipient stage. It was known as PC Cyborg, and it was spread by a biologist who sent other researchers infected floppy disks through surface mail.
Ransomware: Who Does It Target?
While ransomware might have been around for almost 20 years at this point, it was only five years ago that the issue truly blossomed. It all began with CryptoLocker, a classic malware that sealed user files and demanded money for their safe decryption. Over the course of one year, it infected nearly 500,000 machines, a number some would say is rather impressive...