Ransomware is now a $2 billion-per-year criminal industry
Criminals are raking in the profits while working on ways to make new versions of ransomware more powerful than ever.
Japanese businesses are the latest victims of attacks disguised as ransomware
The incident underscores a trend; elite hacking groups appear to be increasingly disguising their operations by disrupting an organization's business processes.
Global ransomware attacks tiptoed around Russian anti-virus products
The hackers behind two of the largest ransomware attacks of 2017 designed their malware to carefully handle computers with Russian anti-virus products installed.
NotPetya ransomware cost Merck more than $310 million
"We anticipate a similar impact to revenue and expenses in the fourth quarter."
'BadRabbit' ransomware spreading across Ukraine, Russia
The attack has been causing disruptions across a number of different transportation hubs, including a major airport and transit system in Ukraine.
Europol: Ransomware is far and away criminals' favorite attack method
Highlighting incidents like the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks, officials point to the ease with which ransomware is monetized.