What Is A Ransomware Attack?

Hackers and Cybercriminals are relentlessly trying to device new and safe means they can use to break into networks or systems, get hold of critical confidential information and use it to their advantage, which is to make money illegally. One of the ways that has worked for them is by launching a ransomware attack. This malicious attack will infect a computer system and issue a prompt asking you to pay a certain amount of money for your network or computer system resume operations. In most cases, it comes in the form of deceptive links attached to websites, instant messages, and email messages. Once you click on the link, your computer gets infected. The malware will then encrypt significant files and can also lock your computer system. Then you will receive specific instructions on how to go about paying the amount of money being requested, which ranges from $100-$1300.But must you pay the ransom being demanded? Can you prevent a ransomware attack? What is the origin of Ransomware, and how has it evolved? This article will demystify all you need to know about the ransomware attack. Let’s dive into it, shall we?

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