New Ransomware Installers Can Infect Computers Without Users Clicking Anything, Say Researchers

Ransomware infections have seen exponential growth in 2016, as security researchers report both old encrypting malware like Cryptolocker and new versions like Locky are utilizing craftier methods to attack machines and encrypt files before victims even realize what’s happened. Victims are then forced to either pay the ransom or hope they have a backup recent enough…