How much of a problem is ransomware?
Number6 14 weeks ago
I hear stories about ransomware, where malware essentially takes over a computer and the victim is given a short amount of time to pay hundreds of dollars, or lose everything on the machine. However, I’ve never actually seen it nor do I know anyone that has every experienced a ransomware attack. Is it a real thing, or more of an apocryphal story. Also, assuming it is real, does paying the money actually get your system unlocked?
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