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?"



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
 No guarantee that you will get your data back,
even if you pay
 Often used as a decoy for other malicious

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

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