Ransomware's new target? Websites

A strain of ransomware has reinvented itself and begun encrypting WordPress websites in exchange for Bitcoin ransom payments.

Lawrence Abrams of Bleeping Computer explains in a blog post that the ransomware, dubbed "CTB-Locker," first appeared two years ago as a traditional sample of crypto-ransomware targeting ordinary users.

Since then, Abrams explains, the malware's authors have realized that there are bigger fish worth catching: