Ransomware is so last year…or is it?
A type of malicious software that threatens to publish or block access to a victim’s data— for ransom— these attacks seemed to lose steam following the infamous WannaCry outbreak in 2017.
According to the Information Security Forum’s Global Security Threat Outlook for 2019, the frequency of these attacks did actually decrease in 2018.
So, why are cybersecurity experts predicting a resurgence this year? If ransomware is old news, why don’t industry experts have a ‘new year, new threats’ mentality?