What is Ransomware and Why Should You Care?

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!During this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today's blog answers the question, "What is Ransomware and Why Should You Care?"

 

 

RANSOMWARE
What is it?
Malware designed to make data or hardware inaccessible to the victim until a ransom is paid.

Why should you care?
 Often downloaded as malicious email links
 Damage to both financial stability and
reputation
 No guarantee that you will get your data back,
even if you pay
 Often used as a decoy for other malicious
activity

Examples of Ransomware include: 
 Cryptolocker
 Winlock
 Cryptowall
 Reveton
 Bad rabbit
 Crysis
 Wannacry


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