Artificial Intelligence vs Ransomware | Creating More Effective Defenses

Since 2016 – when a hospital in Los Angeles paid US$17,000 (£14,000) to cure itself of an infection – the healthcare sector in particular and the world, in general, have suffered the effects of a sporadic outbreak of ransomware attacks. Though viruses and other strains of malware can cause headaches, data corruption, and financial losses, they tend to do so quietly – with the true extent of the damage they cause often not being felt until days, weeks, or even months after the attack. With ransomware, it’s different. The effects are often immediate – and there’s an “in your face” quality to the nature of the attacks themselves (literally, with popups or dialogs spelling out the perpetrator’s demands, and crowing about their success in trapping you) that raises the hackles of private citizens, corporations, and security professionals alike. To date, there’s been no “magic bullet” or universal cure for ransomware afflictions, but there’s reason for optimism. In this article, we take a closer look at the use of Artificial Intelligence vs Ransomware and how AI and machine learning may hold the key to creating more effective defenses. The Trouble with Signatures Mainstream anti-virus and anti-malware products have traditionally relied on…

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