As technology has evolved over the years, so have malicious actors. One of the worst types of malware, ransomware, has greatly affected numerous companies and individuals. Unfortunately, ransomware attacks are becoming frighteningly frequent.
For example, the number of ransomware attacks in 2015 was 3.8 million. While this number is already high, it is nothing if we consider the ransomware attacks from 2016: 638 million. The attacks then rose an additional 250 percent in 2017.