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What is Malware?

Short for “malicious software”. It is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

What is Ransomware?

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.

What is Phishing?

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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Celebrities

Why cyber criminals target celebrities?

Extort the victim: asking for financial compensation in exchange for not disclosing the information obtained.

Get popularity: give themselves the credit of having been able to achieve it and ridicule the victim

What is doxing?

is the act of revealing identifying information about someone online, such as their real name, home address, workplace, phone, financial, and other personal information. That information is then circulated to the public — without the victim’s permission.

Is doxing illegal?

The answer is usually no: doxing tends not to be illegal, if the information exposed lies within the public domain, and it was obtained using legal methods. That said, depending on your jurisdiction, doxing may fall foul of laws designed to fight stalking, harassment, and threats.


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Kids

What is Malware?

Short for “malicious software”. It is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

What is Ransomware?

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.

What is Phishing?

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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