Ransomware - Rising Menace to an Unsuspecting Cyber Audience

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2018-05

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Narain, Pranav

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Ransomware has quickly become one of the biggest threats, the public and enterprises in the cyber space, have ever had to face and continues to cement itself as a prominent threat with new variants being deployed periodically.

As the security community wises up to this issue and the security solutions incorporate advanced defense mechanisms to combat ransomware, the families also continue to evolve further by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities and propagating itself in a much stealthier and creative way. Ransomware being combined with Advance Persistent Threats as well as the availability of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is another big cause for concern.

This thesis highlights the latest developments in the security landscape to deal with the issue and ascertain whether the solutions currently available are feasible enough to eradicate the ambiguity caused by various ransomware families thus delaying an effective response to mitigate the attack on enterprise systems and Android devices.

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Ransomware, Cyber, Information Security, Hack, Security, Incident Response, Incident Detection, Data loss, Prevention

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