In 2017, ransomware dominated the news. Malware like WannaCry and NotPetya sparked global outages. Based on its diminished position in the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that ransomware represented a lesser threat this year.
While there have been fewer world-shaking attacks, however, ransomware has actually grown steadily more popular, with Sonicwall reporting a 108% increase in ransomware over 2017 levels. Here are a few hallmarks of ransomware growth in 2018.