Ransomeware

What is it?
Ransomware is malware used by attackers that restrict access to data by encrypting files and/or locking computer screens. The attacker’s objective is to extort money from victims by asking for “ransom” in exchange for the data.  Usually, users are required to pay in form of Bitcoin, which is a digital currency.  The most known versions of this virus are WannaCrypt (also known as WannaCry), and Petya (also referred to as NotPetya). 

How is it spread?
The weapon of choice for malignant cyber actors (hackers) is a social engineering attack called

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