CyberLexicon: CompTIA Security+:
– Crypto-malware & Ransomware –
Malware that uses cryptography as part of the attack. Prevents users from accessing their system or personal files through encryption and demands ransom payment in order to regain access. Ransomware authors order that payment be sent via cryptocurrency, online payment systems, or credit card.
Examples: CryptoLocker, WannaCry, Locky, zCrypt, NotPetya