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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#607 Ransomware: past, present, and future
Ransomware as we know it today has a sort of 'spray and pray' mentality; they hit as many individual targets as they can as quickly as possible. Typically, payloads are delivered via exploit kits or mass phishing campaigns. Recently a number of scattered ransomware campaigns deliberately targeting enterprise networks, have come to light. We believe that this is a harbinger of what's to come -- a portent for the future of ransomware.

Traditionally, malware was never terribly concerned with the destruction of data or denial of access to its contents; With few notable exceptions, data loss was mostly a side-effect of malware campaigns. Most actors were concerned with sustained access to data or the resources a system provided to meet their objectives. Ransomware is a change to this paradigm from subversion of systems to outright extortion; actors are now denying access to data, and demanding money to restore access to that data. This paper will discuss the latest ransomware trends as w
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#610 Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you
#609 Web host 123-reg deletes sites in clean-up error
#608 WhatsApp vs Telegram
#607 Ransomware: past, present, and future
#606 Widespread JBoss backdoors a major threat
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