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Short for “malicious software”. It is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.
Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to the victim’s data and threatens to publish or delete it unless a ransom is paid. While some simple computer ransomware can lock the system in a way that is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion, which encrypts the victim’s files in a way that makes them nearly impossible to recover without the decryption key.
Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to extract money, obtain sensitive information such as phone numbers, login credentials, or credit card details or install malware.
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