How Does Ransomware Work?

Tom LeNeave

Ransomware Explained

We’ve all heard of ransomware, but many aren’t sure exactly what it is. Alagen Senior Consultant Tom LeNeave shares the primary components of this financially-motivated type of attack. He covers what ransomware is programmed to do once on your machine, how you may be notified that you have been compromised, what desired actions the attacker wants from you, and what they promise in return.

– Ransomware is a type of malware that will infect an organization, whether it’s an individual or a system, and encrypt the files within that system.
– The only way to unlock those files is by use of a decryption key, provided by the attacker.
– An attacker will only provide this key once a ransom is paid (typically in some form of cryptocurrency).

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