Much to the frustration of security professionals everywhere, ransomware continues to be one of the most pervasive threats facing businesses and organizations around the world. To the delight of cyber criminals, ransomware remains a reliable business model. Outdated technology and poor cybersecurity hygiene enable attackers to spread ransomware quickly and effectively. As a tool, ransomware can be leveraged by attackers regardless of their motivations, whether financial, political, or ideological. Even more, the barriers to deploying ransomware are lower than ever while profits from holding data hostage continue to rise. According to a recent study by Google, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and others, ransomware victims have paid out $25 million in ransoms over the last two years. Ransomware is here to stay. Download the Unit 42 report to learn about the rise of the ransomware business model, how adversaries are refining and improving their tactics, and what you can do to better defend your organization against them.