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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Ransomware Will Get Worse This Year

DRJ-LogoRansomware made a lot of (bad) news in 2016, and the year ahead is expected bring more of the same.

The security sector is reeling as the year begins. Rick Orloff, the vice president, chief security officer and chief privacy officer at Code42, began a column by reciting the numbers and pointing out that it “has caused absolute terror in nearly every industry.”

That has been written in different ways many times during the past year. Orloff adds to the total picture on ransomware by pointing out that one of the reasons that ransomware is popular among the darker forces is that the industry has done an admirable job of protecting itself against other kinds of attacks. Security forces in essence are victims of their own success: