Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system's screen or by locking the users' files unless a ransom is paid.
How is Adware, Spyware, Malware & Ransomware installed on your device
These can be introduced to a computer by several means for example:
- Connecting an infected external drive to your machine (USB memory stick or external hard drive)
- Downloading an infected file from the Internet
- Clicking on a link supplied in a phishing email
- Downloading and opening an infected email attachment.
If you suspect that you pc/laptop has been targeted by ransomware immediately disconnect it from the network and contact ITD Service desk.