Ransomware continues to pose a potent threat to individuals and, increasingly, to companies. What's worse, all signs point to ransomware attacks escalating the rest of this year and into 2017.
How bad is it? Arctic Wolf Networks has measured a 433 percent spike in ransomware attacks over the past year, and the FBI says victims paid up $209 million in the first quarter of 2016, up from $24 million in all of 2015. And that only counts complaints actually registered with the bureau.