Ransomware 2017: Dead or Alive?
From SC Magazine US
In an oft-repeated tale, Mark Twain once noted to a New York Journal correspondent who inquired about his health that “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That quip, modified and misquoted over time, could easily be applied to ransomware, whose surge helped define 2016, but which was expected to die or at least fade away in 2017 as companies figured out how to thwart it. (Hint: a lot was hanging on backup.) But security pros now say that’s not going to happen and, in fact, ransomware is facing a robust future.