Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files on a computer until the user pays money to a bad actor to get them unencrypted. This is the fastest growing sector of malicious software and is enormously inconvenient if you become a victim.
I have posted a good article about ransomware on the OUCH page of this site, but wanted to bring everyone’s attention to it here on the blog. Take a few minutes and get up to speed on this pernicious threat.
The OUCH archives page on this site is found under “AWARENESS” > “SANS OUCH! ARCHIVE” through the menu at the top right of this page. It can also be reached directly at: http://commons.bellevuecollege.edu/itsecurity/sans-ouch/ .
The original article can also be found at the Securing the Human website at http://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201608_en.pdf.