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News - What is Ransomware?

by Admin User -
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According to TrendMicro, “Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces users to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back.”

  • Ransomware is readily-available and changes faster than detection technologies can respond
  • In most cases, paying ransom is the only way to free hostage data and systems
  • Recent successful ransom situations will only encourage more attempts
  • Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin can be used to force untraceable ransom payments
  • Humans are widely susceptible to phishing, the most commonly used ransomware attack vector
 
 

(Edited by Joseph Melendez - original submission Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 12:50 PM)