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. https://blog.checkpoint.com/2018/10/23/ransomware-stopped-working-harder-started-working-smarter-botnets-phishing/
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WHEN RANSOMWARE STOPPED WORKING HARDER AND STARTED WORKING SMARTER
Four years ago, we used to joke about the likelihood of Cryptolocker being delivered to every single email address on the internet. Back then, criminals would blast phishing emails to millions of email addresses, sending ransomware variants via infected links or Word Documents without any apparent rhyme or reason in their targeting. We saw everyone from students to grandparents, home users to IT professionals on corporate workstations fall prey to these attacks. But when ransomware started encrypting network accessible resources, corporations started paying attention. READ MORE