Why the ransomware crisis suddenly feels so relentless

Just weeks after a major American oil pipeline was struck by hackers, a cyberattack hit the world’s largest meat supplier. What next? Will these criminals target hospitals and schools? Will they start going after US cities, governments—and even the military? In fact, all of these have been hit by ransomware already. While the onslaught we’ve…


This entry originally appeared at www.technologyreview.com/2021/06/03/1025679/explainer-is-ransomware-getting-worse, and may be a summary or abridged version.