Episode 45: Ransomware - Holding Your Computer Hostage

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that attempts to extort money from victims by restricting access to a computer system or files. The most prevalent form of this profit-motivated malware, referred to as crypto-ransomware due to the use of encryption algorithms, is on the rise as many new variants are being developed by hackers and international cybercrime groups. One of our cyber threat analysts joins us once again to explore the dangers of ransomware and how individuals and businesses can avoid being victims.