Threat and Vulnerability Management

Ransomware: All Locked Up and No Place To Go

Provided by Kaspersky Lab

Category Threat and Vulnerability Management

Type E-Book

Length 10

Publish Date April 19 2016

Date posted July 06 2016

Overview

What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that attempts to extort money from a computer user by infecting or taking control of a victim’s machine or the files or documents stored on it. Typically, the ransomware will either lock the computer to prevent normal usage or encrypt the documents and files to prevent access to the saved data.

• Prevents you from accessing Windows and other devices.
• Encrypts files so you can’t use them.
• Stops certain apps from running.

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