In cybersecurity terms, is there anything more Darwin-esque than ransomware? Small variations in targets, attacks, points of entry, payout and even attacker priorities have saved it from extinction and increased its ability to compete, survive and reproduce just as Charles Darwin contended organisms developed.

Unfortunately, though, those attacks have evolved into a greater menace for organizations, harder and more costly for security teams to thwart and remediate.

Not your father’s ransomware

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