Ransomware, also known as a cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm, is a malware type that commonly encrypts harddrives and prevents access to files.

Spread easily through sources such as email or malicious websites, once infected, the attacker can demand a "ransom" for the decryption key. However, there is no guarantee that the attacker will release anything, even after the ransom is paid.

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