Ransomware

Events

"Aids" Trojan becomes first known ransomware

1989

Several RSA encryption-based threats

2006

Gpcode.AK becomes incredibly hard to crack threat

2008

Reveton preys on guilt to attack

2012

Cryptorbit added Bitcoin miner

2013

Locker introduces use of virtual credit cards

2013

Tor is added to several ransomware for added anonymity

2013

CryptoLocker enters, becoming most well-known threat

2013

SynoLocker targets specifics devices

2014

CryptoWall infects via web adverts

2014

CryptoWall upgrades by scrambling filenames

2015

Locky attacks are increasing by the day

2016