Ransomware has become so popular that a recent episode of Mr. Robot featured it as an attack vector against an evil corporation presumably to defraud them:
So how can ransomware attack medium and large companies if data isn’t stored on one machine? Is it the same mechanism as the traditional distribution method? Are such attacks still feasible?
Traditional Malware Model
Then the author collects money by asking users to pay pseudo-anonymous currency such as bitcoin to decrypt their data. This has been the case since 2011 when popular ransomware first started using the cryptocurrency. In 2012, the more user-friendly Citadel toolkit …