What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of virus created by Cyber Criminals designed to encrypt your files, holding them for ransom until a sum of money is paid.
- Prevent you from accessing Windows
(or iOS, Mac OS X, and Android)
- Infiltrate your network through any
infected device connected to it
- Encrypt files so you can’t use them
- Stop apps from running (like your web browser)
Plus, there’s no guarantee that paying the ransom will recover your files.
Ransomware is not just a PC problem – recent attacks have increasingly targeted server applications, such as databases, shared file systems, and customer management systems.