Ransomware A Very Real Threat


Last Updated: 25th November, 2017, 4:46 PMFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. While some simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion, in which it encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. Recently, someone asked me if this was a real thing. My response was, “it’s absolutely a real thing!” What bothered me about this question… Read More

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