2017 has seen a 2,502 percent growth in the ransomware dark web economy. The same research also found over 6,300 places where cybercriminals had advertised ransomware services, along with over 45,000 ads.
New developments in the ransomware landscape show that cybercriminals are still dedicating time and resources to improving old variants and creating new families. This week we see new capabilities that make ransomware an even bigger threat.
Major events shook the global threat landscape in the first half of 2017. Our midyear security roundup covers the old and the new, from ransomware and BEC scams to potential attacks against industrial robots.