Webroot have revealed their top 10 nastiest ransomware attacks from the past year. According to them NotPetya came to be the most destructive ransomware attack of 2017, followed closely by WannaCry and Locky in the number two and three spots, respectively. NotPetya took number one because of its intent to damage a country’s infrastructure. Unlike most ransomware attacks, NotPetya’s code wasn’t designed to extort money from its victims, but to destroy everything in its path.
While NotPetya and WannaCry were first uncovered in 2017, the other ransomware attacks on our top 10 list made their debuts last year. These attacks either continued into 2017 or returned with a vengeance.
The top 10 on their list underscores the reality of their increasingly connected world—cybercriminals will continue to develop new infections and will capitalize on reliable, successful attack methods.
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