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.