Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability

January 22nd, 2017

The word “ransomware” conjures up images of dark cloaks and even darker alleys, and not surprisingly, the level of media attention has been unprecedented. The fact that news stories measure the affect of ransomware in terms of cash helps grab the public’s attention. (One analysis estimates more than $1 billion in ransoms were paid out in 2016).
The most frightening thing about ransomware is that its success is built on trust.