What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a malware that encrypts a victim’s files and systems. The malicious program prevents you from accessing your systems or files. The attacker demands a ransom from the target to restore access to files. In ransomware attacks, hackers display instructions on how victims can pay the ransom in exchange for the decryption key. Key Takeaways Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts user files until a victim pays a ransom Ransomware infects computers through phishing, malvertising, or exploiting other security holes Ransomware from phishing emails increased 109 percent between 2017 and 2019 Ransomware targets both … Read more