Ransomware attacks have been in the public eye for quite a while now. Growth is propelled not only by the surge in the number of cybercrime groups specializing in ransomware, but to a large extent, also by the continual increase in attack sophistication.
Ransomware has evolved into a fully-fledged industry, with competing groups that continually introduce new capabilities and techniques.
Some of the new trends in data crimes, such as data leaks, threats of data exposure and shaming techniques have ignited the media attention, though other data crimes (and potentially even more devastating) are still not widely discussed . . .