ransomware

Ransomware

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts your files. The attackers will ask for a "ransom" or fee before providing a decryption key that allows you to regain access to your files. It is usually not possible to recover this encrypted data in any other way.

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How can I get infected with ransomware?

Ransomware is usually installed on a computer from a phishing email, a pop-up, or malicious advertising. A phishing email will have malicious attachments or links to malicious websites. Anti-malware may or may not detect a malicious... ...

The Rise of Ransomware and How to Deal with It

Nearly 50% of organizations have been affected by ransomware. Ransomware is malware in which an attacker can lock you out of your computer or phone, and the only way to unlock it is by paying the attacker the requested amount of money in a designated amount of time. Typically, you would get a message that indicated a certain number of bitcoins to be paid in exchange for your files to be decrypted.

What makes ransomware so dangerous is the fact that you do not even have to come in contact with the attacker in order to be locked out. When... ...