Cybercrime has been around for as long as the internet itself. The first known “ransomware” attack happened in 1989 when victims unintentionally installed malware hidden on floppy disks (remember those?).
People saw a message on their screens saying their software lease had expired, and they would need to mail a $189 cashier’s check or money order to an address in Panama to regain control of their system.
I’ve shared this story before, but anyone paying attention to the headlines understands how much more sophisticated things are today.
In 2017, the WannaCry cyberattack....More>>>