Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Some forms of ransomware encrypt files on the system's hard drive (cryptoviral extortion, a threat originally envisioned by Adam Young and Moti Yung), while some may simply lock the system and display messages intended to coax the user into paying.
Posts about Ransomware
  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … can find guidance in Ransomware – A closer look and the accompanying video, Defend against Ransomware. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Consumer Alert: Bad Advertisements may Infect Your Computer

    … on major websites are poisoned. If you browse to a page with a poisoned ad on it, that is enough to run the risk your PC will be encrypted with ransomware, which may cost $500 or more to get your files back if you don’t have a good recent backup. So here are a few things you can do about this. First, disable Adobe Flash on your computer – or at least…

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