How has ransomware been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of the word across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade. Overall it has received little attention on television news, with a brief discussion in 2017 during the Wannacry attack, 2019 during a series of attacks and this year with the decade-high surge relating to the Colonial Pipeline attack.
Personality-driven shows dominate mentions of ransomware, showing that coverage tends to focus on analysis and discussion.
Looking just since 2014, mainstream news channels have covered ransomware more than business channels. This is surprising given ransomware's economic impacts.