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Ransomware

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ransomwareUnderstanding and Dealing With Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that inhibits a user from accessing personal files, opening specific programs or operating their computer altogether until an amount of money is paid to have functionality return. The parallels this process has with that of kidnapping helped this variety of malware earn its moniker. Theoretically, the operators of the ransomware will remove the restrictions on the victim’s computer once the ransom is paid. This is not always the case, however, and more often than not a ransomware operator will simply abandon the process after receiving their money.