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EVOLUTION:THE RISE OF RANSOMWARE

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EVOLUTION:THE RISE OF RANSOMWARE

Ransomware isn't new.In fact, it's 30 years old!

What is new is its sudden popularity among cyber criminals. Its popularity is due to several factors: the method of its spread, its ease of use, and its resistance to defeat.Here's a quick timeline of how this particular type of malware grew from being a mere Trojan to a destructive force plaguing companies and individuals around the world.

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