Hackers love to ride on the coattails of a national crisis. As the pandemic continues and the majority of business have transitioned to working remotely, hackers are seizing this opportunity to scam as many people and businesses as possible. Ransomware is currently the method of choice and there is little to no chance of that changing any time soon. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a computer’s files, locking users out of the system until a ransom is paid to a cyber-criminal, usually in bitcoin. With each successful ransomware attack, the methods become more sophisticated and the ransom increases.
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