Ransomware: Why Should You Care?

Next story
James Pavett

Ransomware has been a massive trend in cybercrime over the past few years, but why should you care?

Ransomware is a particularly nasty form of malware which encrypts, or ‘locks’, your files so that you can’t access them. You are then encouraged to pay for the decryption key to get them back.

Here’s how it works and what kinds of files it might try to target.