What is ransomware? How these attacks work and how to recover from them


Despite a recent decline, ransomware is still a serious threat. Here’s everything you need to know about ransomware and how it works.Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that, once it’s taken over your computer, threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not always truthfully — to restore access to the data upon payment.

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