After a short-lived hiatus, the creators of CryptoWall have re-emerged with the next generation of the devious malware, coined “CryptoWall 3.0”. Just as security experts thought they had a handle on the original threat, the emergence of version 3.0 sparks debate as to what signals to look out for and how to protect against the rise of ransomware variants.
So what’s new? Since making its debut last fall and wreaking havoc on thousands of businesses and individuals globally, CryptoWall is the biggest name in ransomware threats. Its predecessor, Cryptolocker, started the snowball effect in 2013 as one of the first ransomware strains to enter the marketplace.