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What is ransomware?

Malicious software that locks your files and demands payment to access them. Ransomware is defined as a term for the many variations of malware that infect computer systems, typically by social engineering schemes. A crypto virology attack encrypts critical files and systems and renders them inaccessible to the owner. Ransomware sometimes marks the files for …

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The Effect of Ransomware on Businesses & Organisations

In recent months, concerning reports have emerged of the escalation of ransomware attacks hitting businesses and organisations, especially within Europe. Ransomware has steadily grown since 2013; with estimations that attacks will double in 2017, from the previous year. In July 2016, Cisco declared that Ransomware is now the most profitable malware in history. The success …

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