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Most Ransomware Isn’t As Complex As You Might Think

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Ransomware has been widely touted as a highly-dangerous, sophisticated and destructive breed of malware – but according to recent research into the constraints, commonalities and advancements across 15 ransomware families – most ransomware today is actually more of a blunt instrument than a surgical tool in exploit kits. While certainly even simple programs can extort innocent people who aren’t able to separate real from fake cyber threats, the vast majority of the ransomware in the wild today is not necessarily as sophisticated or scary as it’s been made out to be. The real impact on victims who don't pay is typically still both reversible and preventable.

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