Ransomware

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Ransomware

What is Ransomware

A malicious application known as crypto-ransomware encrypts files on a computer or mobile device in order to demand payment. The contents of a file are “scrambled” via encryption, rendering them unintelligible. The file must be “unscrambled” in order to be restored for regular use.

The files are essentially held captive by crypto-ransomware, which demands a ransom in exchange for the decryption key required to restore the contents.

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