Ransomware: Economic impact analysis

The questions this project addressed include: How is social engineering used to deploy malware? What is the economic impact of successful malware/ransomware attacks? What security measures can be implemented to help mitigate these attacks? This research focuses on identifying the anatomy of ransomware attacks and the different attack vectors used to deploy them. Attempted ransomware attacks and the approach the U.S. government, along with organizations, is adopting to prevent and mitigate this risk are also examined and suggestions made for further research. The implementation of the proposed preventive measures for network administrators to make organizations and enterprises resilient, more aware, and prepared for ransom threats is recommended