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Ransomeware : Hackers want you to pay ransom for your data

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Ransomeware (source: anti-malware.gridinsoft.com)
This article was first posted here on this site last year. It is now reposted because of the recent wannacry ransomeware attacking windows devices

Ransomware is on the rise both in sophistication and frequency. There are more and more recorded cases of attacks. So what is this thing?

Ransomware – a term coined by combining the words, “ransom” and “software” – is a computer virus(software) that prevents users access to their systems until a requested amount(ransom) is paid.

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Ransomeware : Hackers want you to pay ransom for your data

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Ransomeware
Ransomeware (source: anti-malware.gridinsoft.com)

Ransomware is on the rise both in sophistication and frequency. There are more and more recorded cases of attacks. So what is this thing?

Ransomware – a term coined by combining the words, “ransom” and “software” – is a computer virus(software) that prevents users access to their systems until a requested amount(ransom) is paid.

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Ransomeware : Hackers want you to pay ransom for your data

This article was first posted here on this site last year. It is now reposted because of the recent wannacry ransomeware attacking windows devices Ransomware...