On the Taxonomy and Evolution of Ransomware
Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra AI, discusses the different types of ransomware. Given the frequency with which “ransomware” appears in news articles, it may be worthwhile to take a step back and actually consider what the term means. Any malware or attack that culminates in extorting ransom from the victim is commonly referred to as ransomware. The general idea is to encrypt the victims’ data and to promise to deliver the key needed to decrypt it in return for a paid ransom.