Cybercrime: Ransomware remains a ‘key’ malware threat says Europol


Targeted attacks replace spam campaigns, but Europol’s annual cybercrime report also warns that cryptojacking malware “may overtake ransomware as a future threat”.

Ransomware remains the top malware threat to organisations, causing millions of dollars of damage and remaining a potent tool for cyber criminals and nation-state attackers.

The rise of highly targeted file-locking malware campaigns and the threat posed by nation-state backed campaigns, means ransomware “remains the key malware threat in both law enforcement and industry reporting,” warns Europol’s 2018 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report.

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Source: ZDNet