Ransomware continues to be a highly profitable industry, earning criminals over a billion dollars last year...even before the very malicious WannaCry made news worldwide. Organizations big and small have been impacted, as well as individual people. 2016 also showed more than a 750% increase in the number of ransomware variations.
What caused the explosion in ransomware attacks and paid ransoms to grow at such a staggering rate? In short, new capabilities.