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What is Ransomware

What is Ransomware

what is ransomware
What is Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware for data kidnapping, an exploit in which the attacker encrypts the victim's data and demands payment for the decryption key.

Ransomware spreads through e-mail attachments, infected programs and compromised websites. A ransomware malware program may also known as cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm.

Attackers may use one of several different approaches to extort money from their victims:

After a victim discovers he cannot open a file, he receives an email ransom note demanding a relatively small amount of money in exchange for a private key. The attacker warns that if the ransom is not paid by a certain date, the private key will be destroyed and the data will be lost forever.
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