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The Evolution and Future of Ransomware

The history of ransomware spans over 30 years. The first specimen, known as the AIDS Trojan, was delivered via physical media using the postal system, and, upon its discovery, was quickly remediated by the security industry. More recent examples have proven comparatively more devastating, most notably the Colonial Pipeline incident, which caused fuel shortages and widespread disruption to much of the US East Coast.

originally published onhttps://blog.knowbe4.com/the-evolution-and-future-of-ransomware

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