Read why Corey Nachreiner says that ransomware attacks could soon target the cloud on Dark Reading :
Ransomware is now a billion-dollar enterprise for cybercriminals, and — as in any industry — it has evolved over time to become more efficient and maximize profits. Hackers have transitioned away from launching ransomware attacks indiscriminately in bulk and are now specifically targeting high-value targets within the companies and industries most likely to pay higher ransoms for the safe return of their files. As attackers continue to refine their tactics to bring in more money, I believe the next generation of ransomware will target cloud-based assets, including file stores, Amazon S3 buckets, and virtual environments.
Read his full article here.