CYBER SMART: What type of malware limits users from accessing their systems until a ransom is paid?

By Jordan True

Question of the Week: What type of malware limits users from accessing their systems until a ransom is paid?

Answer: Ransomware

Ransomware is becoming more prevalent today than ever before. This type of malware will restrict users from accessing critical information on their computers, or devices until a set ransom is paid for by the victim. It’s a criminal moneymaking scheme that is most commonly used on users, but businesses are beginning to be targeted as well.

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Source:: Thycotic