What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a malicious computer program that encrypts files on a victim’s computer. The objective is to demand a ransom of the victim. On payment of the ransom, the criminals say they will supply an antidote software program that will reverse the process

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Why is Ransomware Successful?

Ransomware has become a huge criminal enterprise valued now at many billions of dollars per year. Victims have spanned the spectrum from simple home users to multinational corporations. Although some home users and small businesses do not bother to backup at all, most victims thought that they had a good backup strategy. Ineffective strategies include …

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