Cyber criminals are using encryption as a weapon

An extremely profitable type of attack, ransomware will continue to ensnare PC users and expand to any network-connected device that can be held hostage for a profit. In 2015, ransomware found new targets in smart phones, Mac, and Linux systems. Symantec even demonstrated proof-of-concept attacks against smart watches and televisions in 2015.

Created to enhance Symantec's ISTR visibility. This infographic shows the types of ransomeware threats on the web, including their availability.