Ransomware still continues to be the most profitable form of malware out there but a recent global report indicated that the threat is now stagnant and not ever-growing. BitDefender came up with a report where they found that ransomware removal isn’t the top priority for users of the internet even though it was the top threat in the beginning of 2018.
After making it to the top of the list for so many years in a row, ransomware has taken on a well-documented back seat for the state of things as their plateau has come to a stagnant stop. This cease in growth has been attributed to the new crypto-jacking problem as perpetrators tend to take over the power to create digital currencies from computers.
One more factor that seems to be a heftier reason for this stagnation in growth also seems to be attributed towards the sheer dedication of ransomware removal techniques that have emerged. These solutions were directly aimed at this genre of malware to slow down their role. Don’t get us wrong though, these forms of malware are still quite dangerous and being updated about these ransomware removal techniques remains vital for users of the internet.
Even the report signified that ransomware will always find new versions to threaten their victims, and some may be more complex than other or even harder to catch. The important notion here, however, is that they will stop taking larger portions malware damage in 2019.
Researchers in the report also made claims that even though new forms of malware are on the rise, ransomware is definitely here to stay. The report also forecasted new approaches for these forms of malware which may target the macOS, the internet of things (IOT) or even a shift towards ransomware attacks on mobile.
Well, at least we can sigh in relief that the damages of 2019 will hopefully not be so devastating – at least not as much as those of 2018!