Ransomware is no longer the new kid on the block. In fact, going back as far as 2005, ransomware has played a part in the world of cybercrime. As a relatively “easy” way for criminals to make money, it comes as no surprise that ransomware has gained many underground followers over the past 11 years. With new strains appearing online almost weekly, ransomware has become the number one concern of many IT security professionals and researchers. Whether it’s Archiveus, Reveton, CryptoLocker, Locky, or WannCry, one thing is certain: holding data for ransom is here to stay.