Ransomware Evolution, Growth and Recommendation for Detection

  •  Adel Hamdan Mohammad    


Ransomware is a malicious program that can affect any person or organization. Ransomware is a complicated malicious attack that aims at lock or encrypt user files. Up to this date, there is no individual method, tool, which guarantee to protect against ransomware. Most tools available can detect some types of ransomware but it fails to detect other types of ransomware. In this research author talks about several methods, tools, procedures which can be taken to reduce the possibility of ransomware occurrences. Up to this moment, the main methods used by attacker to infect your machine are malicious emails and malicious links. After analyzing several reports written by some anti-viruses’ company such as Kaspersky ,McAfee, and several researches which talks about ransomware, author conclude two points: first point, educating users, following up a strict security policy, procedures and backup strategies are the best methods which can be taken to minimize the possibility of ransomware. second point, future methods to detect ransomware mainly will be based on artificial intelligence.

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