With 2017 bringing a dramatic increase in the frequency and severity of ransomware attacks, it stands to reason that 2018 will continue this trend. Attackers are developing more aggressive and more intelligent strains of ransomware that can cripple organizations that aren’t prepared. Just like with many other cyber-security threats, there is still a drastic need for investment into detection and prevention methods.
However, the spotlight that ransomware had in 2017 could potentially be good for helping to prevent it. With more people aware of the devastating effects ransomware can have, they may be more hesitant about clicking on that suspicious email link.
With that being said, we’ve put together some statistics and analysis to try and predict what ransomware will be like in 2018 compared with 2017.