Why is ransomware on the rise?

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, however, for other types of malware or high-profile attacks that have occurred over the past couple of years.

To understand what is happening with ransomware, today we ask: “Why is ransomware on the rise?