Crypto Ransomware Is Becoming a Bigger Problem

Cryptocurrency ransomware is shooting through the roof.

It’s a Scary Time to Depend on Digital Means

Imagine opening your computer one day, browsing online, trying to get some work done and then WHAM! Your computer just locks up and a random message appears on your screen demanding  bitcoin or related cryptocurrency in exchange for re-entry to your computer. It is an ugly sight, and it is an unfair sight at that. The computer and its contents are your property; no one should have access to them but you, yet there are many out there that assume otherwise.

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts one’s digital device in such a way that the person cannot use it or gain access to its contents without issuing money to an anonymous hacker. While ransomware has been a common threat over the years, analysts say that more ransomware is appearing that requests cryptocurrency payments. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 90 percent of today’s corresponding ransomware…

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2019-04-18 21:00:28

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