What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to the victim’s data or threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid.While some simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion, in which it encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. In a properly implemented cryptoviral extortion attack, recovering the files without the decryption key is an intractable problem – and difficult to trace digital currencies such as Ukash and Bitcoin are used for the ransoms, making tracing and prosecuting the perpetrators difficult.
We advise you to install a real-time ransomware shield such as Kuranin Anti-Ransomware. Kuranin Anti-Ransomware detects ransomware attempts to install itself on your computer and alerts the user.
The consequences of hacker attacks and viruses work
- Loss and damage information.
- Blocking access to information.
- Deactivation of your equipment.
How to prevent such troubles?
- Install an antivirus program.
- Learn the rules of the Internet.
- Update your software every day.