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The evolution of ransomware & how to protect your business

Posted 20 September 2017

Ransomware has been a threat to businesses across all sectors for more than a decade, but in recent years its popularity has exploded. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Report1, ransomware attacks increased by 43% from 2015 to 2016. Then, in May of 2017, ransomware went global with the WannaCry pandemic.

The recent success of ransomware attacks shows just how good the bad guys are getting at finding and exploiting security gaps and vulnerabilities across devices and networks. And the experts say it’s not going to get better any time soon.

Currently, there are many different variants of ransomware, and more are being introduced with increasing sophistication and a variety of characteristics. Let’s take a look at how the evolution of ransomware has come to light in recent attacks, and steps businesses can take to protect themselves.

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