Last year, the FBI warned that the rise of ransomware attacks has made cybersecurity more important than ever.
In its annual Threat Report, the bureau detailed the increasing number of ransomware threats that have infected a large swath of the Internet and businesses, with cybercriminals looking to take advantage of new technology to target organizations and individuals.
But it also noted that ransomware has also been around for a long time, and many cybersecurity experts believe that the threat is just beginning to emerge.
With this in mind, it’s important to take a look at the ransomware that ransomware is evolving into, as well as what cybersecurity professionals can do to mitigate its effects.
As the threat continues to grow, so does the number of cybersecurity experts looking to tackle it.
Here’s a look back at ransomware’s evolution.