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Aug 22 2019   7:28PM GMT

ransomware

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Ransomware is a subset of malware in which the data on a victim’s computer is locked, typically by encryption, and payment is demanded before the ransomed data is decrypted and access is returned to the victim. Continued…

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“The catastrophic capabilities of ransomware attacks on public institutions are astounding. If an attack on a major city is successfully carried out, it would likely qualify as a national emergency.” – Peter Martini

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Protect backups from ransomware and other security risks
Backups are an excellent way to return enterprises to a known good state. That’s why it’s essential to secure and protect backups from ransomware and other security risks, whether man-made or natural. Learn how to align your backup and security strategies for better protection and recovery.

What’s the difference between extortionware and ransomware?
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How can enterprises mitigate ransomware as a service?
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A botnet is a group of computers organized to distribute spam or malware — _________ the owners are typically unaware of the fact.
a. though
b. although
c. even though
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