Ransomwear

Ransomwear – An IoT Shakedown by Indy Dhami

In 2018, as many people have predicted, we have seen explosive  commercial growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technologies.  This has created an opportunity for cyber attackers to ply their trade and a new term – ‘Ransomwear’ – has been coined (see recent Symantec research on this). This can be understood as malware delivered through social engineering or pushed directly onto a wearable device.