Smart viruses will hold industrial equipment to ransom
Ransomware is endemic right now. It’s a type of malware that encrypts everything on the victim’s computer or network, then demands a bitcoin ransom to decrypt it. If they don’t pay up in a set timeframe, the data is lost for good.
AI-infused ransomware could turbo-charge the risks these attacks make — self-organising to inflict maximum damage, and going after new, even more lucrative targets.