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.
The Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) underground is characterized by its ironic mix of ideology and felony. We take a look at its inner workings, available wares, and the unique sense of brotherhood shared by its players.
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.