BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 3

Ransomware

What is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software, known as malware, designed to deny access to a user's data, usually by encrypting the data with a key known only to the hacker who deployed the malware, until a ransom is paid. After the user's data is encrypted, the ransomware directs the user to pay the ransom to the hacker (usually in a crypto currency, such as Bitcoin) in order to receive a decryption key.How to detect if your computer systems are infected with ransomware? Unless ransomware is detected and propagation halted by an entity's malicious software...

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