Ransomware has become a notorious and damaging form of malware, inflicting financial losses on enterprises, governments, healthcare organizations and core infrastructure. Ransomware has been a very profitable activity for malicious actors. However, we want to investigate what would cause changes in this business model—both in the far future and near future.
Trend Micro team conducted comprehensive research to understand the future of ransomware. They studied various scenarios, from focusing on risk assessment and avoiding capture by authorities, to exploring more financially advantageous opportunities cybercriminals may come across in their operations.
Source: Trend Micro