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BrandPost: The evolving ransomware landscape

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    Ransomware is a rapidly proliferating form of malware that attacks PCs and mobile devices. The software encrypts files on desktop and laptop computers and prevents smart phone users from being able to access their apps. Victims are presented with a message – which can range from hostile to downright friendly – informing them that their data is unusable and telling them how to make a payment to get the decryption key. Payments may range from a few hundred dollars to $10,000, and are typically made in the form of untraceable currency like gift cards or Bitcoin. Learn more about common variants here.

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