Posts tagged [ransomware]

  • What is ransomware?

    What is ransomware?

    Ransomware is computer software that threatens to disrupt the normal working of your computer until you pay a ransom.

    This malicious software, also known as malware, usually takes the form of a computer virus that locks down your computer files and demands a fee before allowing you access to them.

    These viruses are sophisticated pieces of software which industry experts say are the fastest growing form of computer virus.

    Most Ransomware is currently a Windows-specific type of malware that targets Windows operating systems and the files contained within them, and tends to target older versions of Windows software.

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