What is it?
Why is it a threat?
Ransomware is malicious software. Ransomware attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan that is disguised as a legitimate file that the user is tricked into downloading or opening when it arrives as an email attachment. However, examples such as WannaCry exist that have worm-like capabilities, traversing networks without user interaction. Compromised websites and drive-by-downloads are also becoming increasingly common vectors for ransomware.
‘Cryptor’ ransomware encrypts data on the victim’s device and demands money in return for a promise to restore the data....