Ransomware: Unlocking the Lucrative Business Model

Provided by Palo Alto Networks

Category Security

Type White Paper

Publish Date October 13 2017


Although we’ve seen an explosion in the number of attacks over the past few years, ransomware is not an entirely new phenomenon. The first documented attack was seen back in 1989 and ever since then, malicious actors have been using this type of malware to hold information to ransom and exhort money from unsuspecting targets. This report explores the origins and evolution of ransomware, predicting its future incarnations and outlining what organizations can do to protect their data. 

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