What is Ransomware?

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware has been one of the scariest topics in cybersecurity for years – and for good reason.

Living up to its name, ransomware is a type of malware where a bad actor blocks access to data or applications until payment is received. In other words, it turns hackers into kidnappers of your information. And much like a kidnapping, there is no guarantee that paying the ransom will result in a happy ending.

It may sound like paranoia or something out of an episode of Black Mirror – and yes, they have done a ransomware episode.

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