Let's call it what it is: Ransomware is a digital mechanism for extortion.
You're at your desk, working to finish a project on a deadline when, all of a sudden, your screen freezes and a dialogue box pops up to tell you that your computer is locked and your files will all be destroyed if you don't pay up. Unfortunately, this is not the script for a crime drama. Since many victims are willing to pay the ransom, this type of crypto malware, is on the rise, netting millions of dollars for cybercriminals looking for a substantial return on their minimal investment.
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