Ransomware continues to be a highly profitable industry, earning criminals over a billion dollars last year...even before the very malicious WannaCry made news worldwide. Organizations big and small have been impacted, as well as individual people.
WannaCry ransomware first appeared in April and a large scale attack hit a variety of industries in over 150 countries on Friday. It started in Europe but has gone global, disrupting many organizations and causing some to decide to shut down their entire IT infrastructure in response.
The Cerber family of ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts documents on your computer, is now even harder to detect. The cybercriminals behind Cerber have reengineered it to evade security by creating a new method of loading that fools systems with machine learning capabilities.