Ryuk’s Prominence is Driving Increased Crypto Ransomware Profitability

Earlier this week, cryptocurrency ransomware manager Coveware published a report on its official blog, revealing a staggering 90 percent increase in the incidence of ransomware payouts in the first quarter of 2019.

For easier reference, ransomware is a form of computer malware that takes control of a host computer and leaves the user locked out. All access to the computer is completely cut off, and information stored on the computer’s hard disk remains inaccessible till a ransom is paid.

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