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Ransomware has been the tool de jour for cybercriminals over the last five years. It has not always been so with ransomware evolving from fake AV scams to the modern incarnation. But, we may have seen peak ransomware. Recent Symantec data has shown that cybercriminals have evolved again to use the same delivery mechanisms used for ransomware to distribute covert coin miners, and it is lucrative.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn about the evolving threat landscape.
2: Understand the history of ransomware and why it keeps evolving.
3: Discover some detection and mitigation strategies.