What is Ransomware?

Getting mugged used to be a strictly IRL affair. But today, ransomware is cleaning out wallets online and off.

These software trojans prevent you from accessing your personal files until you pay a literal ransom to the attacker in order to regain control of your computer.

Ransomware attacks have been reported by banks, hospitals, corporations, and ordinary people all around the world, so it’s time to get up to speed.

Learn more from the New York Times and FBI.

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