The cyber-extortion plague involving file-encrypting ransomware has hit some major roadblocks since it went pro in 2013. It survived a series of successful law enforcement operations, a sharp turn toward the enterprise as the primary target, and the cryptojacking boom that eclipsed ransomware in terms of potential profits.
Having gone through a lot of trial and error, this phenomenon matured into arguably the world’s most impactful computer threat. Ransomware operators are mounting detrimental attacks against businesses, governments, educational institutions, and most unnervingly, the . . .