Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?


A lot of computer viruses hide inside your system. Hackers stealing your data go out of their way to operate quietly, stealthily, under the radar.

But there’s another kind of attack that makes itself known — on purpose. It sneaks into your network and takes your files, holding them for ransom. It’s called ransomware and, according to cybersecurity experts, this kind of attack is getting more sophisticated.

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