In Sophos’s most recent threat report, there is a section which shows how much ransomware has evolved since 1989. Originally spread by 20,000 floppy disks sent in the posts, it has changed significantly between then and the last three years.
WannaCry and NotPetya became the first global ransomware attack and nation-state targeted ransomware respectively in 2017, while 2018 saw targeted large-scale attacks becoming commonplace, and this year brought about the first ransomware targeting IT service providers.
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