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A Deep Dive into Ransomware's Evolution

White Paper Published By: CrowdStrike
Published:  Feb 01, 2017
Type:  White Paper
Length:  29 pages

Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs.

Consider these facts:

  •  Ransomware attacks doubled in 2015
  •  The number of new ransomware variants increased 17% in Q1 2016
  •  The FBI estimates that ransomware will net criminals $1 billion in 2016

This white paper dives into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. You’ll also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.

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