Symantec – Ransomware: Encryption as a Weapon
Created to enhance Symantec’s ISTR visibility. This infographic shows the types of ransomware threats on the web, including their availability.
An extremely profitable type of attack, ransomware will continue to ensnare PC users and expand to any network-connected device that can be held hostage for a profit. In 2015, ransomware found new targets in smartphones, Mac, and Linux systems. Symantec even demonstrated proof-of-concept attacks against smartwatches and televisions in 2015.