Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) which restricts access to a computer and/or the files on a computer until a ransom amount is paid. Most commonly, ransomware spreads via cryptovirology, combining asymmetric and symmetric encryption to lock out users from managed file transfer or specific directories or files. It operates under the assumption that the encrypted data is important enough to users that they are willing to pay a ransom.
Originating in 1989, ransomware attacks have started spreading internationally around 2012, with infection approaches becoming more and more sophisticated and attack delivery getting easier and easier. Today, we hear about its gruesome effects and rapid spread impacting every industry worldwide.
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