Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) that encrypts all data on a computer or mobile device, preventing the owner from accessing it. Following the infection, the victim receives a message informing him or her that a particular amount of money (typically in Bitcoins) must be paid in order to obtain the decryption key. There is usually a time restriction for paying the ransom. There is no assurance that the victim will get the decryption key if he or she pays the ransom.
Ransomware prevention refers to the combination of practices, products, and services used to avoid ransomware attacks.
Most Common Ransomware Infection Methods Phishing
Phishing is a general phrase that refers to assaults where hackers try to get their hands on sensitive information (such as credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and so on) from consumers.
Phishing is the practice of sending out hundreds or thousands of faked emails in the hopes that one of the recipients would open them and click on the link to the credential-stealing website in order to get personal information. A splash of sophistication is added to the scamming process with spear-phishing – no more blindly entering a system; instead, you hit, grab,