What is Ransomware?

Expert centerCategory: RansomwareWhat is Ransomware?
Stephy T L Staff asked 5 years ago
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Prathitha Biju Staff answered 5 years ago

Ransomware is a vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. There are different variants of ransomware; some ransomware is designed to attack windows PCs while other strains infect Macs and even mobile devices. Ransomware is highly effective because the methods of encryption or locking of the files are practically impossible to decrypt without paying ransom.

Source: Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide
A Short History & Evolution of Ransomware