Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 21/2/2017 [Ransomware]

Ransomware is malware for data kidnapping, an exploit in which the attacker encrypts the victim’s data and demands payment for the private decryption key.

Ransomware spreads through email attachments, infected programs and compromised websites. A ransomware malware program may also be called a cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm.

Attackers may use one of several different approaches to extort money from their victims: Continue reading