Ransomware in decline?

Iain Thompson for The Register: Good news, everyone: Ransomware declining. Bad news: Miscreants are turning to crypto-mining on infected PCs – Screw asking for digi-coins. Craft ’em on 500,000 computers

Well, I don’t have immediate access to current ransomware statistics, so I don’t know how significant this decline is, but I’ve certainly seen a dramatic drop in the amount of information specific to ransomware families. As there isn’t a lot of more generic commentary that says anything new (about how to protect yourself from ransomware, for instance), there’s probably going to be less ransomware-related content on this site.

As you may have noticed, I’ve already added a resource page related to Meltdown/Spectre CPU issues: whether I’ll add other pages (rather than one-off articles) in the near future depends on how the threatscape evolves in the next few weeks. And, as always, how well I manage my limited work time!

David Harley

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