CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and Beyond: Mitigating the Rising Ransomware Threat

CryptoLocker and CryptoWall Ransomware RemovalRansomware is malware that prevents you from using your files or your computer, and then extorts money from you in exchange for a promise to unlock them. While forms of ransomware have existed for many years, this category of malware re-emerged in September 2013 in a form that is far more effective and dangerous.

As criminals have learned how to construct and distribute highly effective ransomware, they have built multi-million-dollar enterprises based on victimizing individuals and organizations. In this whitepaper, Sophos reviews the evolution and current state-of-the-art in ransomware, from CryptoLocker to CryptoWall and beyond.

Download the whitepaper to:

  • See a brief history of ransomware, from Winlockers to today's crypto-ransomware
  • Find out how ransomware works and why it is so dangerous
  • Get specific recommendations that can dramatically reduce your vulnerability.