Charting the History of Ransomware
Ransomware has become ubiquitous, and most individuals know the basics by now – it’s a type of malware that encrypts files and data, holding them to ransom until the victim has paid up. But who came up with the first iteration, and why? And how did a one-time experiment in the late 80’s turn into one of the most insidious cyber security threats of our times? Tess Frieswick, Customer Success Manager in our Managed Detection & Response services team, charts the history of ransomware across three decades in this latest Threat Intel report.