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“The 101” – Episode 7 – Why is Ransomware on the Rise?

August 23, 2017 / Sean Blanton

We’re back with another episode of The 101! This weekly security series aims to define endpoint security one question at a time. Tune in each week as we tackle a new term, concept, or comparison in our ongoing effort to provide clear definitions.

Much like viruses and adware were top of mind in the nineties when the internet first began to dominate popular culture, you really can’t look far today without hearing about ransomware. That isn’t necessarily the case for other types of malware or high-profile attacks that have occurred over the past couple of years.

I know what you are thinking, and it’s the topic of today’s episode. Today we ask: “Why is ransomware on the rise?

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Check out all the latest episodes of “the 101” at www.carbonblack.com/the-101.

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