Ransomware is a type of malware that tries to extract a ransom payment in exchange for unblocking access to an asset that belongs to the victim. Crypto-ransomware – or cryptors –encrypts the victim’s data into an unreadable form – which is only decrypted after the victim has paid the ransom demand. This white paper acts as a practical guide to crypto-ransomware attacks, including how they work and why they’re successful, the damage they cause, and how to protect your business.
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