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What Does Ransomware Do?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) designed to block access to a computer system or its data until a ransom is paid.

It does this by encrypting files on the infected computer, making them inaccessible. To regain access to the files, the user must pay the attacker a ransom in exchange for a decryption key that unlocks the files. Ransomware can also be used to lock a computer’s screen, preventing the user from doing anything until the ransom is paid. Ransomware is typically spread through phishing emails, malicious downloads, and compromised websites.

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