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The evolution of ransomware

Today, ransomware has emerged as one of the most troublesome malware categories of our time. In this research, Symantec looks at how different types of ransomware work, not just from a technological point of view but also from a psychological viewpoint. The research also examines how these threats evolved, what factors are at play to make ransomware the major problem that it is today, and where ransomware is likely to surface next.
57 pages, 10.8 MB (PDF)
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