Ransomware – A Global Cyberattack
What is one of the main global threats to networks now? Ransomware. Imagine being locked out of your network, not having access to any of your data, and being asked for a large sum of money in order to regain control. This could be devastating to your business.
RANSOMWARE IS MALWARE that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually demanded in Bitcoin. The digital extortion racket is not new—it’s been around since about 2005, but attackers have greatly improved on the scheme with the development of ransom cryptware, which encrypts your files using a private key that only the attacker possesses, instead of simply locking your keyboard or computer. Most recently, a global cyberattack spread ransomware to countless computers in over 150 countries.
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Articles by Wired